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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:
SPS 318.1701(2)(c)1. 1. Prior to passing an acceptance inspection, the speed which the car, platform, or chair of an elevator, dumbwaiter, material lift, vertical platform lift, inclined platform lift, or stairway chairlift is designed to operate in the up direction with rated load.
SPS 318.1701(2)(c)2. 2. Upon acceptance inspection, the actual speed at which the car, platform, or chair of an elevator, dumbwaiter, material lift, vertical platform lift, inclined platform lift, or stairway chairlift operates in the up direction with rated load.
SPS 318.1701 Note Note: “Rated speed, up” applies to components where “rated speed” is used to describe the speed in the up direction for determining performance criteria for that code section.
SPS 318.1701(3) (3)This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 1.3:
Note: See subsections SPS 318.1004 (8) and (10) (ar) in subchapter I for definitions of “building code” and “elevator” because under section SPS 318.1003 (2) (a) those definitions supersede the corresponding definitions in ASME A17.1 section 1.3.
SPS 318.1701 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: renum. (2) to (2) (intro.) and am., cr. (2) (a) to (c), am. (3) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1702 SPS 318.1702Electric elevators.
SPS 318.1702(1)(1)Pit drains and sumps.
SPS 318.1702(1)(a)(a) This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 2.2.2.3:
Note: See ch. SPS 362 of the building code for hoistway drain and sump requirements for elevators in commercial buildings.
SPS 318.1702(1)(b) (b) Substitute the following informational note for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.2.2.5:
Note: See chapter SPS 362 of the building code for hoistway drain and sump requirements for elevators in commercial buildings.
SPS 318.1702(1)(bm) (bm) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.4.5: The data plate shall indicate the minimum designed counterweight runby.
SPS 318.1702(1)(c) (c) This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 2.7:
Note: See section SPS 382.33 for prohibition of sumps and sump pumps in elevator machine rooms for elevators in commercial buildings.
SPS 318.1702(2) (2)Machinery spaces, machine rooms, control spaces, and control rooms.
SPS 318.1702(2)(a) (a) Access to machine rooms and machinery spaces. This a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.7.3.1: Access to a machine room, machinery space, control room, or control space may not be through any toilet room, locker room, sleeping room, or similar room or space, except in one- or two-family dwellings.
SPS 318.1702(2)(b) (b) Access doors and openings.
SPS 318.1702(2)(b)1.1. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.7.3.4.1: The entrance to a machine room, control space, or control room shall be identified with a permanent sign. The lettering on the sign shall be at least 1-inch high and state “elevator machine room," or equivalent wording.
SPS 318.1702(2)(b)2. 2. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.7.3.4.3: Hoistway access doors shall be provided with an electric contact to remove power to the driving means when the panel is not in the closed position.
SPS 318.1702(2)(c) (c) Headroom in machine rooms, machinery spaces, control rooms, and control spaces. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.7.4.1: For elevators installed to serve one- and two-family dwellings, headroom in these spaces may comply with the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.2.1.7.1.
SPS 318.1702(2)(d) (d) Temperature and humidity. This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 2.7.9.2:
Note: See the building code for requirements prohibiting the transfer of contaminated air in commercial buildings.
SPS 318.1702(3) (3)Equipment in hoistways, machinery spaces, machine rooms, control spaces, and control rooms.
SPS 318.1702(3)(a) (a) Equipment allowed. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.8.1: Access to machinery, equipment, wiring, piping, and other building components that are not used directly in connection with the elevator may not be permitted through hoistways, machine rooms, machinery spaces, control rooms, and control spaces.
SPS 318.1702(3)(b) (b) Sprinklers. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.8.3.3.2: A means to disconnect the main-line power is not required for elevators installed to serve one- and two-family dwellings.
SPS 318.1702(4) (4)Protection of hoistway openings.
SPS 318.1702(4)(a)(a) Opening of hoistway doors. The requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.11.6.3 (e) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.1702(4)(b) (b) Illumination at landing sills. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.11.10.2: Landing sills are not required to be illuminated at all times for elevators installed to serve one- and two-family dwellings.
SPS 318.1702(5) (5)Hoistway door locking devices and electric contacts, and hoistway access switches. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.12.6.2:
SPS 318.1702(5)(a) (a) Where the elevator has a machine room, control room, or control space accessed from a floor level of the building, the unlocking device operating key shall be located adjacent to the elevator disconnecting means in that room or space. A label at the key shall state: “Hoistway door unlocking key. Place the disconnecting means in the off position and lock it, prior to using the hoistway door unlocking key."
SPS 318.1702(5)(b) (b) Where the elevator has an inspection and test panel without a machine room, control room, or control space, the unlocking device operating key shall be located in the key box required by sub. (10) (b) 3. A label inside the key box or on the key shall identify the key and state: “Place the disconnecting means in the off position and lock it, prior to using the hoistway door unlocking key."
SPS 318.1702(6) (6)Car frames and platforms. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.15.9: Where an existing elevator is required to comply with ASME A17.1 section 2.15.9.2(a) as part of an alteration, and the depth of the existing pit does not allow for a platform guard of 48 inches in height, the car platform guard shall conform to section 2.15.9 to the extent that the existing pit will permit, but in no case less than the leveling or truck zone plus 3 inches. Raising the car buffer to provide only 1 inch of bottom-car runby may be necessary to maximize the height of the platform guard.
SPS 318.1702(7) (7)Capacity and loading. This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 2.16.1.1:
Note: See chapter SPS 362 of the building code for stretcher-sized elevator requirements in some commercial buildings.
SPS 318.1702(8) (8)Car and counterweight safeties. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.17.14: The manufacturer's model number shall also be marked on the metal plate.
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