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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.
SPS 318.1012(2) (2)Conditions of agent designation.
SPS 318.1012(2)(a)(a) In addition to the statutory provisions under s. 101.12 (3) (a) to (b), Stats., all agent municipalities shall comply with all of the following:
SPS 318.1012(2)(a)1. 1. Employ or contract with licensed elevator inspectors to perform plan review and inspection functions.
SPS 318.1012(2)(a)2. 2. Forward to the department any information requested by the department relative to the examination of plans and inspections of conveyances.
SPS 318.1012(2)(a)3. 3. Notify the department, in writing, at least 60 days prior to the date upon which the agent municipality intends to relinquish the plan examination and inspection responsibilities for equipment covered under this chapter.
SPS 318.1012(2)(b) (b) An agent municipality may waive its jurisdiction for plan review and approval for any project. In that case, plans shall be submitted to the department for review and approval.
SPS 318.1012 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1013 SPS 318.1013Accident reporting.
SPS 318.1013(1)(a) (a) Any bodily injury requiring more than first-aid treatment, that occurs in conjunction with a conveyance, shall be reported by the owner or owner's agent to the department or agent municipality within 2 business days of the injury, except as provided in par. (b).
SPS 318.1013(1)(b)1.1. Any fatality under par. (a) shall be reported to the department or agent municipality within 24 hours of the fatality.
SPS 318.1013(1)(b)2. 2. For the purposes of this section, the agent municipality is the entity that issued the permit to operate for the conveyance.
SPS 318.1013(1)(c) (c) At minimum, a report in an acceptable format shall be submitted to the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.1013 Note Note: The department may be contacted by telephone at (262) 548-8600 during normal business hours. The State Division of Emergency Management can be contacted at (800) 943-0003 during non-business hours. A copy of the elevator/escalator accident report form SBD-10782 and the minimum information needed is available on the Industry Services' website at http://dsps.wi.gov/programs/industry-services.
SPS 318.1013(2) (2)The owner of a conveyance that causes a bodily injury under sub. (1) may not remove or disturb the conveyance or any of its components or permit any such removal or disturbance prior to receiving authorization from the department or agent municipality, except for the purpose of reducing further bodily injury or property damage, or as provided in sub. (4).
SPS 318.1013(3) (3)The owner of a conveyance that causes a bodily injury under sub. (1) may not return or allow the return of the conveyance back into operation or service until receiving authorization from the department or agent municipality that issued the permit to operate, except as provided in sub. (4).
SPS 318.1013(4) (4)Where authorized by a licensed elevator inspector, the conveyance may be temporarily returned to service until an inspection by the department or agent municipality verifies that continuation of service is acceptable.
SPS 318.1013 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: am. (2) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1014 SPS 318.1014Petition for variance. A petition for variance relating to a provision in this chapter may be submitted and shall be processed in accordance with ch. SPS 303. The petition for variance shall include, where applicable, a position statement from the fire department or local building official having jurisdiction, or both.
SPS 318.1014 Note Note: Chapter SPS 303 requires the submittal of a petition for variance form (SBD 9890X) and a fee, and that an equivalency is established in the petition for variance which meets the intent of the rule being petitioned. Chapter SPS 303 also requires the Department to process regular petitions within 30 business days and priority petitions within 10 business days.
SPS 318.1014 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 318.1014 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1015 SPS 318.1015Enforcement. Where an agent municipality administers and enforces this chapter, a regulated item or activity shall be directed to or addressed by the agent municipality before requesting input from the department.
SPS 318.1015 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1016 SPS 318.1016Appeals.
SPS 318.1016(1)(1)Appeal of department order. Pursuant to s. 101.02 (6) (e), Stats., any person who owns or operates a conveyance that is affected by an order of the department may petition the department for a hearing on the reasonableness of the order.
SPS 318.1016(2) (2)Appeal of local order. Pursuant to s. 101.02 (7) (b), Stats., any person affected by a local order that is in conflict with a provision of this chapter may petition the department for a hearing on the grounds that the local order is unreasonable and in conflict with the rule of the department.
SPS 318.1016(3) (3)Contested case hearing. In addition to any other right provided by law, any interested person may file a written request for a contested case hearing, as specified in s. 227.42, Stats.
SPS 318.1016 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: r. (4) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1017 SPS 318.1017Penalties. Penalties for violations of this chapter are subject to and may be assessed in accordance with s. 101.988 (3), Stats.
SPS 318.1017 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1018 SPS 318.1018Investigations initiated by public.
SPS 318.1018(1)(1) Verification of receipt. The department shall provide verification of receipt for any notice filed in accordance with s. 101.988 (1) (b), Stats. The department shall provide electronic verification of receipt of a web-based complaint form within 5 days of submission.
SPS 318.1018 Note Note: Generally, the department provides verification of receipt within 60 days, unless submitted using the web-based complaint form. The web-based complaint form is available at https://dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 318.1018(2) (2)   Reasonable grounds to investigate. The department shall provide electronic notice, or other notice as appropriate, to the person who filed the written notice of whether the department has determined that there are reasonable grounds to investigate within 45 days of making this determination.
SPS 318.1018(3) (3) Investigation concluded. The department shall provide electronic notice, or other notice as appropriate, to the person who filed the written notice within 30 days after the conclusion of the resulting investigation.
SPS 318.1018 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
subch. IV of ch. SPS 318 Subchapter IV — Changes, Additions, or Omissions
to ASME A17.1
SPS 318.1700 SPS 318.1700Changes, additions, or omissions to ASME A17.1.
SPS 318.1700(1)(1)General. Elevators, escalators, moving walks, and lifts shall be designed, constructed, installed, operated, maintained, tested, and inspected in accordance with ASME A17.1, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
SPS 318.1700(2) (2)Changes, additions, and omissions. Changes, additions, or omissions to ASME A17.1 are specified in this subchapter and are rules of the department and are not requirements of ASME A17.1.
SPS 318.1700(3) (3)ASME A17.2, A17.3, and A17.5. All references in ASME 17.1 to ASME A17.2, A17.3, and A17.5 are informational only and are not requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1700 Note Note: The sections in this subchapter are generally numbered to correspond with the section numbering in ASME A17.1. For example, section SPS 318.1702 corresponds to ASME A17.1 Part 2.
SPS 318.1700 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: renum. (1) (a) to (1), r. (1) (b) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1701 SPS 318.1701Scope, application, and definitions.
SPS 318.1701(1)(1)Substitute the following informational notes for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 1.1:
Note: See sections SPS 318.1002 and 318.1003 for scope and application requirements.
Note: See ASME A18.1 and subchapter V for requirements relating to vertical and inclined platform lifts, and stairway chairlifts serving public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 318.1701(2) (2)Substitute the following definitions for the corresponding definitions specified in ASME A17.1 section 1.3:
SPS 318.1701(2)(a) (a) “Authority having jurisdiction" means the department of safety and professional services, except as designated under s. SPS 318.1012.
SPS 318.1701(2)(b) (b) “Rated speed, down” means all of the following:
SPS 318.1701(2)(b)1. 1. Prior to passing an acceptance inspection, the speed at which the car, platform, or chair of an electric elevator, dumbwaiter, material lift, vertical platform lift, inclined platform lift, or stairway chairlift is designed to operate in the down direction with rated load.
SPS 318.1701(2)(b)2. 2. Upon acceptance inspection, the actual speed at which the car, platform, or chair of an electric elevator, dumbwaiter, material lift, vertical platform lift, inclined platform lift, or stairway chairlift operates in the down direction with rated load.
SPS 318.1701 Note Note: “Rated speed, down” applies to components where “rated speed” is used to describe the speed in the down direction for determining performance criteria for that code section. For the actual downspeed of a hydraulic elevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift, see the definition for “operating speed in the down direction.”
SPS 318.1701(2)(c) (c) “Rated speed, up” means all of the following:
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