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SPS 318.17086(12) (12)   Alternative test method report. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.6.11.10.4: Where a completed test report for a Category 5 test is required to be sent to the department or agent municipality, the alternative test method report shall be sent to the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.17086(13) (13)   Examinations after events. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 8.6.11.11 to 8.6.11.14: A record of the findings shall be included in the maintenance record.
SPS 318.17086(14) (14)   Permit to operate - Category 1. Category 1 test results shall be valid for one permit to operate term, regardless of whether the test is valid for the purposes of ASME A17.1.
SPS 318.17086 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.17087 SPS 318.17087Alterations.
SPS 318.17087(1)(1) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.8: Where sprinklers are added to an existing elevator machine room, machinery space, control room, control space, or top of hoistway, the installation shall comply with the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.28 (c) and (e), except as follows:
SPS 318.17087(1)(a) (a) Where the elevator already is equipped with Phase I and Phase II firefighters' emergency operation and the existing car operating panel will remain, the elevator is not required to have the firefighters' emergency operation functions on the car operating panel behind a locked cover, unless required by another part of ASME A17.1 section 8.7.
SPS 318.17087(1)(b) (b) Where the elevator already is equipped with a Phase I key switch of the bypass-off-on type, the key switch is not required to meet ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.1 unless required by another part of ASME A17.1 section 8.7.
SPS 318.17087(2) (2)   Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.14.1: Where an alteration consists of the installation of a new car, the installation shall conform to sections 2.14, 2.15, and 2.17.
SPS 318.17087(3) (3)   Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.14.2 (i): Where an alteration consists of the installation of a car door or gate on an existing elevator car, the installation shall conform to 2.14.4, 2.14.5, and 2.14.6.
SPS 318.17087(4) (4)   Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.16.4 (a): Car doors or gates shall be provided at all car entrances. Where new car doors or gates are installed, they shall conform to 2.14.4, 2.14.5, and 2.14.6.
SPS 318.17087(5) (5)   This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.17.1: Where an elevator is not equipped with Phase I and Phase II firefighters' emergency operation and an increase in rise results in travel of 25 feet or more above or below the designated level, the installation shall meet the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 2.27.3 to 2.27.9 for the installation of firefighters' emergency operation.
SPS 318.17087(6) (6)   Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.17.2 (b) (4): Car doors or gates shall be provided at all car entrances. Where new car doors or gates are installed, they shall conform to section 2.14.
SPS 318.17087(7) (7)   This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.28 (c): All elevators in the building equipped with firefighters' emergency operation shall conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.8 for switch keys.
SPS 318.17087(8) (8)   This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.2.28 (d): All elevators in the building equipped with firefighters' emergency operation shall conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.8 for switch keys.
SPS 318.17087(9) (9)   This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.3.8: Where sprinklers are added to an existing elevator machine room, machinery space, control room, control space, or top of hoistway, the installation shall comply with the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.3.31.8 (c) and (e), except as follows:
SPS 318.17087(9)(a) (a) Where the elevator already is equipped with Phase I and Phase II firefighters' emergency operation and the existing car operating panel will remain, the elevator is not required to have the firefighters' emergency operation functions on the car operating panel behind a locked cover, unless required by another part of ASME A17.1 section 8.7.
SPS 318.17087(9)(b) (b) Where the elevator already is equipped with a Phase I key switch of the bypass-off-on type, the key switch is not required to meet ASME A17.1 section 2.27.3.1 unless required by another part of ASME A17.1 section 8.7.
SPS 318.17087(10) (10)   These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.3.22.1:
SPS 318.17087(10)(a) (a) Where an elevator is not equipped with Phase I and Phase II firefighters' emergency operation and an increase in rise results in travel of 25 feet or more above or below the designated level, the installation shall meet the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.3.31.8 (c) for the installation of firefighters' emergency operation.
SPS 318.17087(10)(b) (b) A decrease in travel shall conform to the requirements of ASME A17.1 section 3.4.3.
SPS 318.17087(11) (11)   This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.3.31.8 (c): All elevators in the building equipped with firefighters' emergency operation shall conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.8 for switch keys.
SPS 318.17087(12) (12)   This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.3.31.8 (d): All elevators in the building equipped with firefighters' emergency operation shall conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.27.8 for switch keys.
SPS 318.17087(13) (13)   Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.4.1: Where any alteration is made to a rack-and-pinion elevator, the altered portion shall comply with section 4.1.
SPS 318.17087(14) (14)   Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.4.2: Where any alteration is made to a screw-column elevator, the altered portion shall comply with section 4.2.
SPS 318.17087(15) (15)   The requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.7.5.3 are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.17087 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.17089 SPS 318.17089Code data plate. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in the introductory paragraph of ASME A17.1 section 8.9: ASME A17.1 section 8.9 contains requirements for all new equipment within the scope of this chapter.
SPS 318.17089 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.170810 SPS 318.170810Acceptance inspections and tests, general requirements.
SPS 318.170810(1) (1)   Persons authorized to make acceptance inspections and tests. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 8.10.1.1.1 and 8.10.1.1.3: All acceptance inspections shall be performed by licensed elevator inspectors.
SPS 318.170810(2) (2)   Persons installing or altering equipment. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.10.1.1.2: The installation may not be placed in service until authorized by the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.170810(3) (3)   Acceptance test reports. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.10.1.1.5: The results of acceptance tests including those required to be witnessed by the licensed elevator inspector shall be recorded on forms of the department or agent municipality. Where witnessed, forms are not required to be submitted to the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.170810 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 318.170810(4) (4)   Replacement of speed governor inspection and test requirements. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.10.2.3.2 (f): Where a speed governor is replaced, in accordance with 8.6.3.6.1, tests shall be performed as specified in ASME A17.1 sections 8.10.2.2.2 (hh) and 8.6.4.20.2 (b).
SPS 318.170810(5) (5)   Elevators used for construction. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.10.5.10: The department may conduct a maximum of 2 billable construction use inspections in a 90-day period unless the department finds probable cause for additional inspections.
SPS 318.170810 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.170811 SPS 318.170811General requirements for periodic inspections and witnessing of tests.
SPS 318.170811(1) (1)   Persons authorized to perform periodic inspections and to witness tests. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 8.11.1.1 and 8.11.1.1.1: Licensed elevator inspectors performing periodic inspections shall comply with the applicable credentialing requirements in ch. SPS 305.
SPS 318.170811(2) (2)   Persons authorized to perform periodic tests. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.11.1.1.2 (a): Licensed or registered elevator personnel performing periodic inspections and tests under ASME A17.1 section 8.11 shall comply with ch. SPS 305. Licensed elevator inspectors may choose to witness tests.
SPS 318.170811(3) (3)   Periodic test reports. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.11.1.1.2 (b): Results of required tests shall be reported by the person performing the test, on approved forms, where required.
SPS 318.170811 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 318.170811(4) (4)   Periodic inspection and test frequency. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.11.1.3:
SPS 318.170811(4)(a) (a) Periodic inspections shall be made at intervals not longer than one year.
SPS 318.170811(4)(b) (b) Except as provided in sub. (8), category 1 periodic tests shall be made at intervals not longer than one year.
SPS 318.170811(4)(c) (c) Category 3 periodic tests shall be made at intervals not longer than 3 years.
SPS 318.170811(4)(d) (d) Category 5 periodic tests shall be made at intervals not longer than 5 years.
SPS 318.170811(5) (5)   Installation placed out of service. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.11.1.4:
SPS 318.170811(5)(a) (a) Placing a conveyance out of service shall include all of the following:
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)1. 1. Removal of power feed lines from the load side terminals of the electrical disconnecting means.
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)2. 2. Sealing of the disconnecting means in the open position.
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)3. 3. Hoistway doors and access doors for an elevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift shall be permanently barricaded or mechanically fastened in the closed position with additional means. Only the landing where the car or platform is located may be secured by using the interlock.
SPS 318.170811 Note Note: See ASME A17.1 section 8.1.3 for requirements relating to Group 2 security.
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)4. 4. Securing the car and counterweights, where provided, to prevent either from falling due to suspension-member or equipment failure.
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)5. 5. For escalators or moving walks, barricading of entrances to prevent access. Barricades shall be constructed in accordance with the building code.
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)6. 6. Verification of compliance with subds. 1. to 4. by the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.170811(5)(a)7. 7. Written approval of the building code authority where a conveyance is part of a required accessible route in an occupied building.
SPS 318.170811(5)(b) (b) A conveyance placed out of service is no longer required to have periodic inspections or tests.
SPS 318.170811(5)(c) (c) Before the conveyance may be returned to service, a conveyance placed out of service shall have all applicable periodic inspections and tests performed, and shall meet the permit to operate requirements in s. SPS 318.1011.
SPS 318.170811(6) (6)   Installation converted to a type a material lift. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.11.1.4:
SPS 318.170811(6)(a) (a) Converting an existing elevator to a type A material lift shall include all of the following:
SPS 318.170811(6)(a)1. 1. Removal of in-car controls.
SPS 318.170811(6)(a)2. 2. Installations of signs meeting ANSI Z535.4 or its equivalent stating “For Material Only. No Riders Permitted” at the hall controls and the former location of the car operating panel in letters not less than 1/2 inch in height and centered on the back wall of the car 72 inches above the car floor in letters not less than 2 inches in height.
SPS 318.170811(6)(a)3. 3. Verification of compliance with subds. 1. and 2. by the department or agent municipality.
SPS 318.170811(6)(a)4. 4. Written approval of the building code authority where the elevator is part of a required accessible route in an occupied building.
SPS 318.170811(6)(b) (b) A conveyance converted to a type A material lift is no longer required to have periodic inspections or tests.
SPS 318.170811 Note Note: A type A material lift, although not regulated by the department, is still subject to federal or state regulations regarding occupational safety. Improper maintenance can result in injury or death for persons loading or unloading materials, maintaining equipment, or otherwise occupying the building.
SPS 318.170811(6)(c) (c) Converting a type A material lift back to a conveyance shall include complying with the permit-to-operate requirements in s. SPS 318.1011 and satisfactory completion of all applicable tests and inspections prior to returning the elevator to service.
SPS 318.170811(7) (7)   Periodic inspection and tests of escalators and moving walks.
SPS 318.170811(7)(a)(a) Clearance between step and skirt. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 8.6.8.2: Results of the clearance between the step and skirt shall be submitted to the department or agent municipality on approved forms.
SPS 318.170811(7)(b) (b) Step/skirt performance index. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 sections 8.6.8.3.1 to 8.6.8.3.3: Results of the step/skirt performance index test shall be submitted to the department or agent municipality on approved forms.
SPS 318.170811 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 318.170811(8) (8)   Periodic tests of dumbwaiters. Category 1 periodic tests of dumbwaiters shall be made at intervals of not longer than 5 years.
SPS 318.170811 History History: CR 19-118: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20; correction in (5) (a) 6. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773.
SPS 318.1709 SPS 318.1709Reference codes, standards, and specifications.
SPS 318.1709(1)(1)This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A17.1 Part 9: Any code or standard listed in section 9.1 without a specific year of issuance shall mean the published edition of that code or standard which was available on May 30, 2017, except where a different edition is specified directly or indirectly in the building code, that different edition applies.
SPS 318.1709(2)(a)(a) Substitute chs. SPS 361 to 366 for the reference to ICC/ANSI A117.1 in ASME A17.1 section 9.1 and in any other ASME A17.1 section where that reference appears.
SPS 318.1709(2)(b) (b) Substitute ch. SPS 316 for the reference to NFPA 70 in ASME A17.1 section 9.1 and in any other ASME A17.1 section where that reference appears.
SPS 318.1709 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: cons. and renum. (1) (intro.) and (a) to (1) and am., r. (1) (b) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
subch. V of ch. SPS 318 Subchapter V — Changes, Additions, or Omissions
to ASME A18.1
SPS 318.1800 SPS 318.1800Platform lifts and stairway lifts.
SPS 318.1800(1)(1)General. Vertical platform lifts, inclined platform lifts, and stairway lifts shall be designed, constructed, installed, operated, maintained, tested, and inspected in accordance with ASME A18.1, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
SPS 318.1800 Note Note: The commercial building code, chapters SPS 361 to 366, establishes standards for buildings and components that may be associated with platform lifts and stairway lifts, including ramps, ramp slopes, stairway egress width, and the location, clearances, or position of controls for people with disabilities.
SPS 318.1800(2) (2)Changes, additions, and omissions. Changes, additions, or omissions to ASME A18.1 are specified in this subchapter and are rules of the department and are not requirements in ASME A18.1.
SPS 318.1800 Note Note: The sections in this chapter are generally numbered to correspond with the section numbering in ASME A18.1. For example, section SPS 318.1801 corresponds to ASME A18.1 Section 1.
SPS 318.1800 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1801 SPS 318.1801Scope, application, and definitions.
SPS 318.1801(1)(1)Scope and application. Substitute the following informational note for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 1.1:
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