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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:
Note: See sections SPS 318.1002 and 318.1003 for scope and application requirements.
SPS 318.1801(2) (2)Definitions.
SPS 318.1801(2)(a) (a) Substitute the following definitions for the corresponding definitions specified in ASME A18.1 section 1.3:
SPS 318.1801(2)(a)1. 1. “Authority having jurisdiction" means the department of safety and professional services, except as designated under s. SPS 318.1012.
SPS 318.1801(2)(a)2. 2. “Building code" means chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 318.1801(2)(b) (b) This definition is in addition to the definitions in ASME A18.1 section 1.3: “Periodic inspection and tests" means routine inspection and tests plus additional detailed examination and operation of equipment at specified intervals to check for compliance with the applicable requirements.
SPS 318.1801(3) (3)Reference codes, standards, and specifications.
SPS 318.1801(3)(a)(a) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 1.5: Any code or standard listed in Table 1.5-1 without a specific year of issuance shall mean the published edition of that code or standard which was available on August 3, 2017, except where a different edition is specified directly or indirectly in the building code.
SPS 318.1801(3)(b) (b) Substitute ASME A17.1–2016 for the ASME A17.1 reference in ASME A18.1 Table 1.5-1.
SPS 318.1801(3)(c) (c) Substitute ch. SPS 316 for the reference to NFPA 70 in ASME A18.1 Table 1.5-1 and in any other ASME A18.1 section where that reference appears.
SPS 318.1801 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: renum. (2) (intro.), (a), (b) to (2) (a) (intro.), 1., 2., renum. (2) (c) to (2) (b) and am., am. (3) (a), (b) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1802 SPS 318.1802Vertical platform lifts.
SPS 318.1802(1)(1)Runway enclosure provided.
SPS 318.1802(1)(a) (a) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 sections 2.1.1.2 and 2.1.1.3: The clearance between the platform and the glazing in a fire-rated runway door shall be not more than 1 1/4 inches. The shear condition at the top of any glazing in the door shall be beveled at not less than 45 degrees.
SPS 318.1802(1)(b) (b) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.1.1.7: Where the platform enclosure extends less than 79 inches above the platform, the horizontal clearance between the platform enclosure on a side not containing an entrance and the adjacent runway enclosure wall or the vertical surface of the machine tower may not exceed 4 inches. The horizontal clearance between the platform enclosure and the runway enclosure walls on either side of the machine tower may not exceed 12 inches. These maximum clearances do not apply to spaces above the machine tower or to any point more than 42 inches above the top landing.
SPS 318.1802(2) (2)Partial runway enclosure provided.
SPS 318.1802(2)(ag)(ag) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 sections 2.1.1.2 and 2.1.1.3: Where the lift side of the door and sill present a smooth surface located not closer than 3/8 inch and not more than 3/4 inch from the access edge of the platform floor, the clearance between the edge of the platform floor and the glazing in a fire-rated runway door may not be more than 1 1/4 inches. The shear condition at the top of any glazing in the door shall be beveled at not less than 45 degrees.
SPS 318.1802(2)(ar) (ar) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.1.2.1: Where the platform enclosure extends less than 79 inches above the platform, the horizontal clearance between the platform enclosure on a side not containing an entrance and the adjacent runway enclosure wall or the vertical surface of the machine tower may not exceed 4 inches. The horizontal clearance between the platform enclosure and the runway enclosure walls on either side of the machine tower may not exceed 12 inches. These maximum clearances do not apply to spaces above the machine tower or to any point more than 42 inches above the top landing.
SPS 318.1802(2)(b) (b) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.1.2.3: Where the lift side of the door and sill present a smooth surface located not closer than 3/8 inch and not more than ¾ inch from the access edge of the platform floor, the clearance between the edge of the platform floor and the glazing in a fire-rated runway door shall be not more than 1¼ inches. The shear condition at the top of any glazing in the door shall be beveled at not less than 45 degrees.
SPS 318.1802(3) (3)Runway enclosure not provided. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.1.3: Lifts without runway enclosures shall meet the building code, specifically for any unguarded space below the lift platform of more than 27 inches above the floor.
SPS 318.1802(3m) (3m)   Relocatable lifts. The requirements of ASME A18.1 section 2.1.5 are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.1802(4) (4)Ramps.
SPS 318.1802(4)(a) (a) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.1.7.1: Ramps, where provided, shall be in accordance with the building code.
SPS 318.1802 Note Note: A surface steeper than 1:48 within the wheelchair-maneuvering clearances that are required by the building code at a lift entrance are also required by the building code to have a power-opening entrance, with clearances to the lift call and door-opener button also meeting the building code.
SPS 318.1802(4)(b) (b) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in the last sentence and pars. (a) to (e) of ASME A18.1 section 2.1.7.2: When in use, the inclination of retractable ramps shall be in accordance with the building code.
SPS 318.1802(5) (5)Size of end entrance platforms. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.6.5: Platform lifts shall have a minimum clear width of 36 inches and a minimum clear length of 54 inches. For lifts complying with ASME A18.1 sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.1.3, the net inside floor area may not exceed 18 square feet. For lifts complying with ASME A18.1 section 2.1.4, the net inside floor area may not exceed 25 square feet. Platform lift controls and the required grab rail or grab bar may not project more than 4 inches from the platform side wall measured between a minimum of 30 inches to a maximum of 48 inches above the platform floor.
SPS 318.1802(6) (6)Illumination. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.6.6.3: An auxiliary illumination source shall be provided to give general illumination of not less than 0.2 foot candles on the floor and controls. The auxiliary illumination system shall function according to all of the following:
SPS 318.1802(6)(a) (a) Activate when normal illumination fails.
SPS 318.1802(6)(b) (b) Utilize not less than 2 lamps of approximately equal intensity.
SPS 318.1802(6)(c) (c) Provide illumination of at least 0.2 foot candles for at least 90 minutes if the lift is designed and installed to operate normally for at least 2 cycles up and down after the lift's main power fails.
SPS 318.1802(6)(d) (d) Provide illumination of at least 0.2 foot candles for at least 4 hours if the lift is not designed and installed to operate normally for at least 2 cycles up and down after the lift's main power fails.
SPS 318.1802(7) (7)Limitation on load speed and travel. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in the first and second sentences of ASME A18.1 section 2.7.1: Platforms with a floor area of 18 square feet or less shall have a rated load of not less than 750 pounds.
SPS 318.1802(8) (8)Operating devices. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.10.1: Operation of the lift from the landings and platform shall be controlled by continuous-pressure-type switches. The operating devices shall be designed so that both the up and down circuits cannot be operated at the same time.
SPS 318.1802 Note Note: See the building code for requirements relating to accessible controls, operation, and signage.
SPS 318.1802(9) (9)Manual operation. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.10.10: A vertical platform lift which is not connected to a building's standby or emergency power and which is not equipped with rechargeable battery power capable of cycling the lift under full load for at least 2 cycles after normal building power is removed shall be provided with a means to manually raise or lower the platform to a landing. The means shall be operable only by lift personnel, and from a landing, without working directly over the platform.
SPS 318.1802(10) (10)Emergency signals.
SPS 318.1802(10)(am) (am) These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 sections 2.11, 2.11.1, and 2.11.3:
SPS 318.1802(10)(am)1. 1. A vertical platform lift installed outdoors shall have an emergency signaling device provided in accordance with the requirements in ASME A18.1 sections 2.11.1 and 2.11.3, with a sound pressure rating of not less than 80 decibels nor greater than 90 decibels at 10 feet away. The signal shall respond without delay when the switch is activated.
SPS 318.1802(10)(am)2. 2. A vertical platform lift installed indoors in a building that is staffed 24 hours per day shall have a signaling device provided in accordance with ASME A18.1 sections 2.11.1 and 2.11.3, which is audible at 10 decibels minimum above ambient sound, at a continuously-staffed location. The signal shall respond without delay when the switch is activated.
SPS 318.1802(10)(bm) (bm) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME 18.1 section 2.11.2: A vertical platform lift meeting the requirements in ASME A18.1 sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2, or 2.1.3 that is installed indoors in an area which is not visible to personnel at all times shall have emergency signaling devices provided in accordance with the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 2.11.1 and ASME A17.1 sections 2.27.1.1.1 to 2.27.1.1.3 and 2.27.1.1.5 except “in the elevator” and “in the car” mean “on the platform.
SPS 318.1802 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: renum. (2) (a) to (2) (ar), cr. (2) (ag), am. (2) (b), cr. (3m), am. (4) (a), (b), cons. and renum. (5) (intro.) and (a) to (5) and am., r. (5) (b), am. (9), renum. (10) (intro.), (a), (b), (c) to (10) (am) (intro.), 1., 2., (bm) and, as renumbered, am. (10) (am) (intro.), (bm) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1803 SPS 318.1803Inclined platform lifts.
SPS 318.1803(1)(1)Runways. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 3.1.1: Inclined platform lifts shall be installed so that the necessary means of egress is maintained as required in the building code. For new installations, the egress width shall be measured with the inclined platform lift in the unfolded, usable position. For replacement of a previously approved inclined platform lift, the egress width may remain as it has been with the original lift in place, but may not be reduced by the replacement.
SPS 318.1803(2) (2)Lower level access ramps and pits.
SPS 318.1803(2)(a)(a) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 3.1.4.1: Ramping inclinations for floor-mounted ramps shall be in accordance with the building code.
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