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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.
SPS 318.1803 Note Note: Under the building code, a floor surface steeper than 1:48 within the required wheelchair-maneuvering clearances at a lift entrance is a ramp, and a lift entrance at a ramp must have a power-opening device. Clearances to the lift call and door-opener button must also meet the building code.
SPS 318.1803(2)(b) (b) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in the last sentence and pars. (a) to (e) of ASME A18.1 section 3.1.4.2: When in use, the inclination of retractable ramps shall be in accordance with the building code.
SPS 318.1803(3) (3)Operating devices. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in A18.1 section 3.10.1: 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 318.1803 Note Note: See the building code for requirements relating to accessible controls, operation, and signage.
SPS 318.1803 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1804 SPS 318.1804Inclined stairway chair lifts. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 4.1.1: Stairway chairlifts shall be installed so that the required means of egress is maintained as required in the building code. For new installations, the egress width shall be measured with the stairway chair lift in the unfolded, usable position. For replacement of a previously approved stairway chair 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 318.1804 Note Note: Stairway chairlifts complying with this section may be installed as a convenience for individuals but are not recognized by the building code as providing accessibility due to the inability of a wheelchair user to use them without assistance.
SPS 318.1804 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1808 SPS 318.1808Hydraulic driving means. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 8.1:
SPS 318.1808(1) (1)Shutoff valve.
SPS 318.1808(1)(a) (a) A manually operated shutoff valve shall be provided between the hydraulic pump unit and the hydraulic cylinder.
SPS 318.1808(1)(b) (b) For a lift with a machine room, the shutoff valve under par. (a) shall be located inside the machine room and adjacent to the hydraulic pump unit.
SPS 318.1808(2) (2)Pump relief valve.
SPS 318.1808(2)(a) (a) General. Each pump or group of pumps shall be equipped with one or more relief valves conforming to all of the following, except as specified in par. (b):
SPS 318.1808(2)(a)1. 1. Be located between the pump and the check valve.
SPS 318.1808(2)(a)2. 2. Be of such a type and so installed in the bypass connection, that the valve cannot be shut off from the hydraulic system.
SPS 318.1808(2)(a)3. 3. Be of sufficient size, individually or accumulatively, to pass the maximum rated capacity of the pump without raising the pressure more than 50% above the working pressure. Two or more relief valves may be used to obtain the required capacity.
SPS 318.1808(2)(a)4. 4. Be sealed after being set to the correct pressure.
SPS 318.1808(2)(b) (b) No relief valve. A relief valve is not required for centrifugal pumps driven by induction motors, provided the shut-off, or maximum pressure that the pump can develop, is not greater than 135% of the working pressure at the pump.
SPS 318.1808(3) (3)Check valve. A check valve shall be provided that will hold the platform lift with the rated load at any point if either of the following occurs:
SPS 318.1808(3)(a) (a) The pump stops and the down valves are closed.
SPS 318.1808(3)(b) (b) The maintained pressure drops below the minimum operating pressure.
SPS 318.1808(4) (4)Pressure-gauge fittings. A pressure-gauge fitting with a shutoff valve shall be provided at either of the following locations:
SPS 318.1808(4)(a) (a) On the cylinder side of the check valve.
SPS 318.1808(4)(b) (b) Immediately adjacent to the hydraulic control valve.
SPS 318.1808(5) (5)Type tests, certification, and marking plates for control valves.
SPS 318.1808(5)(a)(a) Engineering tests and certification process. Each type or model and make of a hydraulic control valve shall be subjected to the engineering tests and to the certification process specified in ASME A17.1 section 8.3.5, except ASME A17.1 section 8.3.5.3.1 does not apply.
SPS 318.1808(5)(b) (b) Hydraulic controls. Hydraulic control valves shall be plainly marked in a permanent manner with all of the following information:
SPS 318.1808(5)(b)1. 1. The certifying organization's name or identifying symbol.
SPS 318.1808(5)(b)2. 2. The name, trademark, or file number by which the organization that manufactured the product can be identified.
SPS 318.1808(5)(b)3. 3. Type designation.
SPS 318.1808(5)(b)4. 4. Component-rated pressure.
SPS 318.1808(5)(b)5. 5. Electrical coil data.
SPS 318.1808 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1809 SPS 318.1809Rope sockets. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 9.8: Where wedge rope sockets are provided, they shall conform to the requirements in ASME A17.1 section 2.20.9.5.
SPS 318.1809 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1810 SPS 318.1810Routine, periodic, and acceptance inspections and tests.
SPS 318.1810(1)(1)Inspectors. The requirements in ASME A18.1 sections 10.1.1 to 10.1.4 are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 318.1810 Note Note: See s. SPS 318.1011 for additional requirements relating to inspections
SPS 318.1810(2) (2)Applicability of inspection and test requirements. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.1.5: Inspections and tests required by subs. (4) to (8) are to determine whether the equipment conforms to whichever of the following are applicable:
SPS 318.1810(2)(a) (a) The standard in effect on the contract date for the original installation.
SPS 318.1810(2)(b) (b) For altered components, the standard in effect on the contract date for the alteration.
SPS 318.1810(3) (3)Installation placed out of service. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.1.6:
SPS 318.1810(3)(a) (a) When an installation is placed out of service, all of the following requirements shall be met:
SPS 318.1810(3)(a)1. 1. The power feed lines shall be disconnected from the machine disconnect switch or equivalent.
SPS 318.1810(3)(a)2. 2. For a vertical platform lift, the doors or gates shall be secured against opening.
SPS 318.1810(3)(a)3. 3. The department or agent municipality shall be notified.
SPS 318.1810(3)(a)4. 4. The department or agent municipality may inspect the lift and charge an inspection fee.
SPS 318.1810(3)(a)5. 5. Periodic inspections and tests may be discontinued while a lift is out of service.
SPS 318.1810(3)(a)6. 6. Written approval of the building code authority where a conveyance is part of a required accessible route in an occupied building.
SPS 318.1810(3)(b) (b) Before the lift may be placed back into service, all applicable inspections and tests shall be performed as required by subs. (2) and (4) to (8), and the permit-to-operate requirements in s. SPS 318.1011 shall be met.
SPS 318.1810 Note Note: The building code may prohibit placing a vertical or inclined platform lift out of service where used by persons with disabilities. Consult with a building inspector for written permission prior to placing it out of service.
SPS 318.1810(4) (4)Routine inspections and tests. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.2.1: Routine inspections and tests of sections 2 and 3 lifts shall be performed at intervals of not longer than one year. Routine inspections and tests of section 4 lifts shall be performed at intervals of not longer than 3 years.
SPS 318.1810(5) (5)Inspections and test requirements. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.2.2: Routine inspections shall include the applicable items listed in ASME A18.1 sections 10.2.2.1 to 10.2.2.4. Where an inspection reveals a need for a test to be conducted, the licensed elevator inspector may order the test.
SPS 318.1810(6) (6)Periodic inspections and tests. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.3: Periodic inspections shall be performed at the same time as routine inspections. Where an inspection reveals a need for a test to be conducted, the inspector may order the test.
SPS 318.1810(7) (7)Five-year inspection and test requirements.
SPS 318.1810(7)(a)(a) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.3.3.1: Where a lift is equipped with a safety device that is subject to testing, the 5-year safety test – and where applicable, the governor test in ASME A18.1 section 10.3.3.2 – shall be performed. The test results shall be submitted to the department or agent municipality on an approved form.
SPS 318.1810 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 318.1810(7)(b) (b) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.1.3: The hydraulic control valves shall be tested in accordance with the requirements in ASME A17.1 8.10.3.2.2 (v).
SPS 318.1810(7)(c) (c) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 subsection 10.3.3.1 (b): For Type A safeties and Type A safety parts of Type C safeties, there shall be sufficient travel of the safety rollers or dogs remaining after the test to bring the platform and its rated load to rest on safety application at governor tripping speed. A metal tag shall be attached to the lift tower in a permanent manner that is readily visible to inspectors without disassembly, giving the date of the safety test together with the name of the person or firm who performed the test.
SPS 318.1810(8) (8)Inspection and test requirements for altered installations. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in ASME A18.1 section 10.5: Where an alteration is made to an existing installation, the affected components shall comply with the applicable portions of ASME A18.1 sections 2 to 4, 8, and 9.
SPS 318.1810 Note Note: Where plan submittal and approval and inspections are required under Table SPS 318.1007-4, inspections and tests are required as specified in subsection (2).
SPS 318.1810 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: cr. (3) (a) 6., am. (4), (5), renum. (7) to (7) (a), cr. (7) (b), (c) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1811 SPS 318.1811Maintenance logs.
SPS 318.1811(1)(1)   Weekly operation procedure. The requirements in ASME A18.1 section 11.1.2 (c) are not included as part of this chapter.
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