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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.
SPS 318.1702(9) (9)Speed governors. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.18.9: The manufacturer's model number shall also be marked on the metal plate.
SPS 318.1702(10) (10)Emergency operation and signaling devices.
SPS 318.1702(10)(a)(a) Emergency or standby power system. This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 2.27.2:
Note: Standby power requirements for elevators in healthcare facilities are found in Article 517 of the National Electrical Code®, as adopted under chapter SPS 316. In other types of commercial buildings, stand-by power requirements are found in the building code under IBC chapter 27.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b) (b) Firefighters' emergency operation.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)1g.1g. This is a department informational note to be used under ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.2.1:
SPS 318.1702 Note Note: Where a conflict between NFPA 13 and NFPA 72 occurs relating to this section, the department will refer to NFPA 13.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)1r. 1r. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.2.3 (a): The activation of a fire alarm initiating device specified in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.2.1 at any elevator lobby, other than at the designated level, shall cause all elevators that serve that lobby, and any associated elevator of a group automatic operation, to be returned nonstop to the designated level.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)2. 2. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.2.4 (a): The activation of a fire alarm initiating device specified in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.2.1(a) that is located in the elevator lobby at the designated level, shall cause all elevators serving that lobby to be recalled to the alternate level, unless Phase I emergency recall is in effect.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)3. 3. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.8:
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)3.a. a. An additional set of switch keys shall be kept in a lockable metal box mounted in a conspicuous location adjacent to the main elevator entrance or entrances at the designated level landing. Where a building has no fire command center and multiple lockable metal boxes, each box shall be openable by the same key. The box shall be openable only by the fire department, police department, licensed elevator inspector, and other authorized personnel. This does not prohibit additional keys from being placed in other approved locations.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)3.b. b. Where the elevator has a machine room, control room, or control space, the key box shall also contain a key to access the machine room, control room, or control space, and the key shall be labeled for its use. A label inside the key box shall provide directions to the location of the disconnects, including room number where applicable.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)3.c. c. Where the elevator has an inspection and test panel without a machine room, control room, or control space, the key box shall also contain the key for the lock used to secure the space, panel, or panels for the main disconnect, car light disconnect, and disconnects for any other elevator-utilization equipment. A label inside the key box shall provide directions to the location of the disconnects including room number where applicable.
SPS 318.1702(10)(b)4. 4. This is a department exception to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.9: The department may approve an equivalent sign.
SPS 318.1702(10)(c) (c) One- and two-family dwellings.
SPS 318.1702(10)(c)1.1. This is a department exception to the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 2.27.3 to 2.27.9: The requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 2.27.3 to 2.27.9 apply to elevators serving one- or two-family dwellings as follows: where components addressed in those sections are installed, such components shall operate in accordance with those sections.
SPS 318.1702(10)(c)2. 2. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.1: The elevator shall be provided with a hard-wired telephone or a telephone utilizing wireless, cellular, or other technology capable of operating at all points of elevator travel. The telephone shall be available in the elevator, charged if battery powered, and operational any time the elevator is in use. If the telephone is not a hard-wired land line type, the elevator shall include a sign informing riders that a telephone is required to be present while operating the elevator.
SPS 318.1702 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: cr. (1) (bm), renum. (10) (b) 1. to (10) (b) 1r., cr. (10) (b) 1g., am. (10) (b) 3. a., b., cr. (10) (b) 4., renum. (10) (c) to (10) (c) 1., cr. (10) (c) 2. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1703 SPS 318.1703Hydraulic Elevators.
SPS 318.1703(1)(1)Hydraulic jacks. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 3.18.3.8.3(b):
SPS 318.1703(1)(a) (a) The cylinder bottom and sides below the pit floor shall be completely surrounded by a protective material designed to withstand a static head of water from the ground level to the bottom of the cylinder, based on the manufacturer's rating of the material.
SPS 318.1703(1)(b) (b) The top of the material shall be visible at the pit floor.
SPS 318.1703(1)(c) (c) A means shall be provided between the material and cylinder to monitor the space for the entrance of water. The means to monitor shall comply with all of the following:
SPS 318.1703(1)(c)1. 1. Extend from above the pit floor to below the bottom of the jack.
SPS 318.1703(1)(c)2. 2. Be open on the bottom.
SPS 318.1703(1)(c)3. 3. Be exposed and visible at the pit floor.
SPS 318.1703(1)(c)4. 4. Be capped, plugged, or otherwise sealed at the top with a removable means.
SPS 318.1703(1)(d) (d) The space between the material, the means to monitor and the jack shall be sealed at or near the pit floor to prevent the entrance of water from the pit.
SPS 318.1703(1)(e) (e) The material shall be one of the following:
SPS 318.1703(1)(e)1. 1. Rigid, non-metallic material such as polyvinylchloride or high-density polyethylene, of a schedule that will withstand the installation process.
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