Alert! This chapter may be affected by an emergency rule:
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.
SPS 318.1703(1)(e)2. 2. Flexible material that is approved by the department. Monitoring for the entrance of ground water shall be performed according to the following schedule with findings recorded in the maintenance record:
SPS 318.1703(1)(e)2.a. a. At the time of the acceptance inspection.
SPS 318.1703(1)(e)2.b. b. Quarterly for the first 2 years corresponding with quarterly checking of oil usage required by s. SPS 318.17086 (11) (a).
SPS 318.1703(1)(e)2.c. c. Annually thereafter.
SPS 318.1703(1)(f) (f) If at any time water is found that cannot be explained by some type of accidental entry, the material shall be replaced within 6 months.
SPS 318.1703(2) (2)Operating devices and control equipment. Substitute the following informational note for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 3.26.3.1.2:
Note: Under ICC/ANSI A117.1, as applied through the building code, the anti-creep device must maintain the car within 1/2 inch of the landing irrespective of the position of the hoistway door.
SPS 318.1703 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: am. (1) (e) 2. b. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1705 SPS 318.1705Special application elevators.
SPS 318.1705(1)(1)Limited-use, limited-application elevators. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.2.1.7: Equipment shall be permitted to be located in rooms containing other equipment essential for the operation of the building.
SPS 318.1705(2) (2)Hydraulic limited-use, limited-application elevators. This is a department exception to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.2.2: Hydraulic limited-use, limited-application elevators are not required to conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.2.1.19.
SPS 318.1705(3) (3)Private residence elevators.
SPS 318.1705(3)(a) (a) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3: Machinery spaces, machine rooms, control spaces, and control rooms where provided shall conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.2.1.7.
SPS 318.1705(3)(ag) (ag) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3: A previously approved residential elevator installed to serve a commercial building may be replaced with a residential type elevator in the existing hoistway. A new installation permit is required.
SPS 318.1705(3)(ar) (ar) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.1.1: With the car at the lowest landing, the space above the car shall be guarded on all accessible sides by a partial enclosure extension or skirt. The extension shall be solid material or openwork that will reject a ball 1/2 inch diameter. The extension shall extend from the lower landing ceiling to 1 to 2 inches below the top edge of the car. Horizontal clearance between the car and the extension shall be 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch.
SPS 318.1705(3)(c) (c) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.7.2:
SPS 318.1705(3)(c)1.1. The space between the hoistway door and the car door or gate shall meet either subd. 2. or 4.
SPS 318.1705(3)(c)2. 2. The clearance between the hoistway door or gate and the hoistway edge of the landing sill may not exceed ¾ inch, and the clearance from the hoistway face of the hoistway door to the farthest point of the car door or gate may not exceed 5 inches, except as provided in subd. 3.
SPS 318.1705 Note Note: Measuring to the farthest point of the car door or gate, namely, to the valleys of an accordion-style door, is similarly specified in ASME A17.1 section 2.14.4.5.2(d).
SPS 318.1705(3)(c)3. 3. The clearances in subd. 2. may be achieved by measuring from a space guard that is attached to the hoistway face of the hoistway door.
SPS 318.1705(3)(c)4. 4. The clearance between the hoistway door or gate and the hoistway edge of the landing sill may be up to 3 inches and the distance between the hoistway face of the landing sill and the car door or gate may be up to 5 inches provided an SIL-rated light curtain will detect the passing of 3½-inch sphere between the hoistway door or gate and the car door or gate.
SPS 318.1705 Note Note: See ASME A17.1 section 1.3 for a definition of SIL rated.
SPS 318.1705(3)(c)5. 5. The clearance between the hoistway door and the floor surface may be up to 3/8 inch.
SPS 318.1705(3)(cc) (cc) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.8.1:
SPS 318.1705(3)(cc)1. 1. The top of the car enclosure shall comply with the load requirements specified under ASME A17.1 section 2.14.1.6, except as specified in subd. 2.
SPS 318.1705(3)(cc)2. 2. A car enclosure shall be permitted to have a top that is not load bearing provided the top of the car enclosure is not needed to be accessed to service, maintain, or inspect any part of the elevator equipment and contains a sign meeting ANSI Z535.4 or its equivalent indicating the car top is not load bearing.
SPS 318.1705(3)(cg) (cg) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.6.1: Ropes and chains passing through a wall outside the hoistway enclosure shall be enclosed with a solid or openwork enclosure. If the enclosure is openwork, the enclosure shall reject a ball 13 mm, or 0.5 in., in diameter. Means for inspection shall be provided. The openings may not be larger than is necessary to clear the suspension means.
SPS 318.1705(3)(cn) (cn) The allowance in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.7.4 (a) is not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.1705(3)(cr) (cr) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.14: Where the hoistway ends above an occupiable area, the floor below the car and counterweight must have sufficient strength to withstand, without failure, the impact of the car with rated load and counterweight descending at 125% of rated speed or governor tripping speed if a governor is provided.
SPS 318.1705(3)(cw) (cw) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.16: Rotating parts located outside of the hoistway for private residence elevators shall be enclosed with a solid or openwork enclosure. If the enclosure is openwork, the enclosure shall reject a ball 13 mm, or 0.5 in., in diameter. Means for inspection shall be provided. The openings may not be larger than is necessary to clear the rotating parts.
SPS 318.1705(3)(d) (d) The requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.3.1.16.2(i)(2) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.1705(3)(e) (e) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in A17.1 section 5.3.1.19: 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 318.1705 Note Note: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, ICC A117.1, Section 409 for private residence elevators standards is applicable in commercial buildings, under the incorporation of the International Building Code® in chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 318.1705(4) (4)Elevators used for construction. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 5.10.1.21.2: All elevators shall have an assigned operator while in use.
SPS 318.1705 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: cr. (3) (ag), (ar), renum. (3) (b) to (3) (cc) and, as renumbered, am. (3) (cc) 2., cr. (3) (c) 5., (cg), (cn), (cr),, (cw) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20; correction in (3) (c) 5. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 5-1-20.
SPS 318.1707 SPS 318.1707Dumbwaiter and Type B material lifts.
SPS 318.1707(1)(1)Power and hand dumbwaiters without automatic transfer devices. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 Part 7, Scope: This part applies to power dumbwaiters and Type B material lifts.
SPS 318.1707(2) (2)Hoistway-access doors. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 7.1.11.5: Hoistway access door panels for power dumbwaiters shall be provided with an electric contact to remove power to the driving machine when the panel is not in the closed position.
SPS 318.1707(3) (3)Hoistway-door vision panels. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.l section 7.1.11.8: Vision panels shall be provided in hoistway doors where position indicators are not provided. Vision panels shall comply with the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 2.11.7.1.2, 2.11.7.1.3, 2.11.7.1.4, and 2.11.7.1.6, and the total area of one or more vision panels in any hoistway door may not be less than 4 square inches and not more than 25 square inches.
SPS 318.1707 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.17081 SPS 318.17081Security. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.1: Key access for installations after June 1, 2020, as specified in this section, shall be verified by the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.17081 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.17086 SPS 318.17086Maintenance, repair, replacement, and testing.
SPS 318.17086(1)(1) Application of ASME A17.1 section 8.6. The introductory paragraph of ASME A17.1 section 8.6 is not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.17086(2) (2)   Documentation.
SPS 318.17086(2)(a)(a) These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.6.1.1.3:
SPS 318.17086(2)(a)1. 1. A new or updated maintenance control program, maintenance records, and wiring diagrams in electronic form shall be transferred to a paper copy of the documents by the installing or service contractor within 3 months of the associated maintenance, repair, replacement, or alteration.
SPS 318.17086(2)(a)2. 2. The maintenance control program, including any devices and procedures needed to meet ASME A17.1 section 8.6.1.2.1 (f), and the maintenance records and wiring diagrams are the property of the conveyance owner, not a conveyance installer or service company. They may be removed only with the permission of the owner.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.