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SPS 318.1009 SPS 318.1009Identification of conveyances.
SPS 318.1009(1)(1)Registration number. All conveyances that are required to have a permit to operate shall be identified by a registration number supplied by the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.1009(2) (2)Posting. The registration number shall be posted in the following manner:
SPS 318.1009(2)(a) (a) For a conveyance having a machine room, control room, or control space accessed directly from a building floor level or roof, on the main electrical disconnect or controller.
SPS 318.1009(2)(b) (b) For a conveyance having an inspection and test panel, inside the cover of the inspection and test panel.
SPS 318.1009 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1010 SPS 318.1010Product approvals.
SPS 318.1010(1)(1)Voluntary approval.
SPS 318.1010(1)(a)(a) Materials, equipment, and products regulated by this chapter may receive a written approval from the department indicating code compliance.
SPS 318.1010(1)(b)1.1. Approval of materials, equipment, and products shall be based on sufficient data, tests, and other evidence that prove the material, equipment, or product is in compliance with the standards specified in this chapter.
SPS 318.1010(1)(b)2. 2. Tests, compilation of data, and calculations documenting compliance shall be provided by one of the following:
SPS 318.1010(1)(b)2.a. a. A qualified independent third party.
SPS 318.1010(1)(b)2.b. b. A Wisconsin-registered architect or engineer.
SPS 318.1010(2) (2)Review, approval, and revocation processes.
SPS 318.1010(2)(a)1.1. Upon receipt of a fee and a written request, the department may issue an approval for a material, equipment, or product.
SPS 318.1010(2)(a)2. 2. The department shall review and make a determination on an application for approval after receipt of all forms, fees, plans, and information required to complete the review.
SPS 318.1010(2)(a)3. 3. A determination shall be made within 45 business days of receipt of all required materials.
SPS 318.1010(2)(b)1.1. The department may include specific conditions in issuing an approval, including an expiration date for the approval.
SPS 318.1010(2)(b)2. 2. Violations of the conditions under which an approval is issued shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
SPS 318.1010(2)(c) (c) If the department determines that the material, equipment, or product does not comply with this chapter or the intent of this chapter, the request for approval shall be denied in writing.
SPS 318.1010(2)(d) (d) If an approved material, equipment, or product is modified, the approval shall be considered null and void, and the modification shall be submitted to the department for review.
SPS 318.1010(2)(e)1.1. The department may revoke or deny an approval for any false statements or misrepresentations of relevant facts or data; unacceptability of a third party that provided any information on which the approval was based; or as a result of material, equipment, or product failure.
SPS 318.1010(2)(e)2. 2. The department may reexamine an approved material, equipment, or product and issue a revised approval at any time.
SPS 318.1010(2)(e)3. 3. The department may revoke an approval if the department determines that the material, equipment, or product does not comply with this chapter or the intent of this chapter due to a change in the chapter or department interpretation of the chapter.
SPS 318.1010 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1011 SPS 318.1011Inspections and permits to operate.
SPS 318.1011(1)(1)General. Pursuant to s. 101.983 (2), Stats., no person may allow a conveyance to operate on property owned by the person unless the person holds a valid permit to operate for the conveyance, except this requirement does not apply to elevators or dumbwaiters that serve dwelling units.
SPS 318.1011 Note Note: Although a permit to operate is not required under this subsection for elevators and dumbwaiters serving dwelling units, these elevators and dumbwaiters are subject to the requirements in section 101.983 (3) of the Statutes, which reads as follows: “If the owner and a prospective buyer of an individual residential dwelling unit that is served by a dumbwaiter or an elevator enter into a contract of sale for the unit that includes a provision requiring that the dumbwaiter or elevator be inspected, the inspection shall be performed by an elevator inspector licensed under s. 101.985 (3)."
SPS 318.1011(2) (2)Initial issuance.
SPS 318.1011(2)(a) (a) The department or agent municipality shall issue a permit to operate for the installation of a conveyance after an acceptance inspection by one of the following determines and documents that the conveyance was installed and constructed in compliance with this chapter:
SPS 318.1011(2)(a)1. 1. The department.
SPS 318.1011(2)(a)2. 2. An agent municipality.
SPS 318.1011(2)(a)3. 3. A licensed elevator inspector who is referred to as enforcing this chapter, in a written contract between the inspection provider and the department.
SPS 318.1011(2)(b) (b) The issuance of a permit to operate by the department or agent municipality shall occur within 10 business days of completing and filing the inspection report.
SPS 318.1011(4) (4)Permit expiration.
SPS 318.1011(4)(a) (a) Each conveyance shall be assigned an inspection anniversary date by the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.1011(4)(b) (b) A permit to operate shall be valid for one year from the assigned inspection anniversary date.
SPS 318.1011(5) (5)Permit renewal.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)1.1. The renewal of a permit to operate shall be contingent upon one or more inspections that determine that a conveyance is in compliance with this chapter and any preceding design, construction, and installation requirements of this chapter that were in effect during construction or installation of the conveyance.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)2. 2. The inspection or inspections under subd. 1. shall be conducted no sooner than 120 days prior to the expiration of the permit to operate.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)3. 3. The owner of an existing conveyance for which a permit to operate was issued by the department or agent municipality may have the inspection or inspections for the renewal of the permit conducted by one of the following:
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)3.a. a. The department.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)3.b. b. An agent municipality.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)3.c. c. An independent licensed elevator inspector.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)3.d. d. A licensed elevator inspector who is referred to as enforcing this chapter, in a written contract between the inspection provider and the department.
SPS 318.1011(5)(a)4. 4. If an independent licensed elevator inspector conducts the inspection or inspections under subd. 1, the renewal of the permit by the department or agent municipality shall be contingent upon receipt of a report under sub. (8) and the recommendation to issue the permit to operate.
SPS 318.1011(5)(b) (b) The inspection to renew a permit to operate shall include at least all of either of the following:
SPS 318.1011(5)(b)1. 1. For elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, and material lifts, the items listed in ASME A17.1 sections 8.6 and 8.11.2 to 8.11.5, as modified by this chapter and depending upon the type of conveyance.
SPS 318.1011(5)(b)2. 2. For platform lifts and stairway chairlifts, the items listed in ASME A18.1 sections 10.2.2, 10.3.1.1 to 10.3.1.7, and 10.3.3.4, as modified by this chapter and depending upon the type of conveyance.
SPS 318.1011(6) (6)Alteration inspections. The alteration of a conveyance requiring plan approval as specified under s. SPS 318.1007 shall be inspected by one of the following before placing the conveyance back into service:
SPS 318.1011(6)(a) (a) The department.
SPS 318.1011(6)(b) (b) An agent municipality.
SPS 318.1011(6)(c) (c) A licensed elevator inspector who is referred to as enforcing this chapter, in a written contract between the inspection provider and the department.
SPS 318.1011 Note Note: Under section 101.983 (2) (e) and (3) of the Statutes, alterations, repairs, and replacements of components for an elevator or dumbwaiter that serves a dwelling unit — short of a complete replacement of the conveyance — are not required to have plan approvals, or acceptance inspections corresponding to such approvals.
SPS 318.1011(7) (7)Preparations for department inspection.
SPS 318.1011(7)(a)(a) Notice of inspection. Where the installation or alteration inspection is to be conducted by the department or agent municipality for a conveyance which has received an approval under s. SPS 318.1007, the installation contractor or the owner or owner's agent shall notify the department or agent municipality at least 5 business days in advance of when all work will be completed and the conveyance will be ready for inspection. If the equipment is not complete and ready for inspection at the scheduled time, all of the following may occur:
SPS 318.1011(7)(a)1. 1. The inspection may be cancelled.
SPS 318.1011(7)(a)2. 2. A cancellation fee may be assessed in accordance with ch. SPS 302.
SPS 318.1011(7)(a)3. 3. The inspection may be rescheduled.
SPS 318.1011 Note Note: All notifications under this paragraph should occur only with the consent of the installing contractor, in order to avoid the penalties in subdivisions 1. to 3.
SPS 318.1011(7)(b) (b) Arrangements. The owner or owner's agent shall make arrangements to enable the department or agent municipality to inspect all parts of the conveyance and any related equipment during the scheduled time.
SPS 318.1011(7)(bm) (bm) Elevator mechanic. The installation contractor or the owner or owner's agent shall make arrangements to ensure that a licensed elevator mechanic or a licensed elevator mechanic-restricted is present for the inspection of the conveyance or related equipment during the entire inspection.
SPS 318.1011(7)(c) (c) Cancellation. Where a scheduled inspection is to be cancelled, the owner or owner's agent of a conveyance shall notify the department or agent municipality at least 2 business days before the scheduled time. Failure to do so may result in a cancellation fee assessed in accordance with ch. SPS 302.
SPS 318.1011(8) (8)Inspection report. Where an inspection specified in sub. (2), (5), or (6) is performed by someone other than an a licensed elevator inspector of the department or an agent municipality, the licensed elevator inspector shall file an inspection report with the department in accordance with all of the following:
SPS 318.1011(8)(a) (a) Reports shall be sent to the department in accordance with the department's electronic data interchange transfer guidelines, except as provided in par. (b), within 5 business days after completing the inspection unless additional time is authorized by the department.
SPS 318.1011(8)(b) (b) An approved form may be used in lieu of the electronic data interchange system where approved in advance by the department.
SPS 318.1011 Note Note: Forms required under this chapter are available on the department's website at https://dsps.wi.gov, or by request from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, P. O. Box 7302, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or call (608) 266-2112.
SPS 318.1011(8)(c)1.1. The inspection report shall explain any violation or unsafe condition, with references to specific code sections and the nature of the deficiency.
SPS 318.1011(8)(c)2. 2. Where an inspection report denotes conditions that pose an imminent threat to life or limb and require the conveyance to be taken out of service, both of the following shall be done immediately:
SPS 318.1011(8)(c)2.a. a. The owner or owner's agent shall take the conveyance out of service.
SPS 318.1011(8)(c)2.b. b. The licensed elevator inspector shall notify the department.
SPS 318.1011 Note Note: The Department may be contacted at telephone (608) 266-7548 during normal business hours. The State Division of Emergency Management can be contacted at (800) 943-0003 during non-business hours.
SPS 318.1011(8)(c)3. 3. The licensed elevator inspector shall provide the owner or owner's agent with a copy of the inspection report within 5 business days of the inspection.
SPS 318.1011(8)(d) (d) The inspection report shall be legible and complete.
SPS 318.1011(9) (9)Independent licensed elevator inspector procedures. Where inspections are provided by an independent licensed elevator inspector, all of the following requirements apply:
SPS 318.1011(9)(a) (a) The licensed elevator inspector shall submit written verification to the department of an agreement between the owner and the inspector for inspection services, no later than 30 calendar days after inspection service on equipment covered by this chapter is started. If the owner or inspector discontinues that service, the inspector shall notify the department no later than 30 days after the date of cancellation.
SPS 318.1011(9)(b) (b) If the licensed elevator inspector does not file a periodic inspection report with the department by 30 calendar days prior to the expiration date of the permit to operate, the department may conduct the inspection. If the department conducts the inspection, the owner will be charged a fee in accordance with ch. SPS 302 for each inspection.
SPS 318.1011(9)(c) (c) If the licensed elevator inspector is unable to obtain compliance with this chapter, the inspector shall notify the department. If the department conducts the inspection, the owner will be charged a fee in accordance with ch. SPS 302 for each inspection.
SPS 318.1011 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: r. (3), cr. (7) (bm), am. (8) (intro.), (c) 2. b., 3. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1012 SPS 318.1012Agent municipalities.
SPS 318.1012(1)(1)Designation.
SPS 318.1012(1)(a)(a) Pursuant to ss. 101.12 and 101.983 (4), Stats., the department may designate a municipality as an agent of the department and thereby assign the authority to review and approve conveyance plans and specifications, conduct inspections and issue permits to operate those installations located within the municipality's boundaries.
SPS 318.1012(1)(b) (b) The plan review activities of a municipality that is not a 1st or 2nd class city shall be limited to parameters specified in s. 101.12 (3) (b), Stats.
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