Register December 2011 No. 672
Chapter SPS 375
SPS 375.001   Buildings affected by these orders.
SPS 375.01   Local regulations.
SPS 375.02   Fire-resistive construction.
SPS 375.03   Mill construction.
SPS 375.04   Ordinary construction.
SPS 375.05   Frame construction.
SPS 375.06   Basement; first floor; number of stories.
SPS 375.07   Fire retardant roof covering.
SPS 375.08   Fire-resistive enclosure or partition.
SPS 375.09   Fire-resistive door.
SPS 375.10   Fire-resistive window.
SPS 375.11   One-hour fire-resistive ceiling.
SPS 375.12   Horizontal exit.
SPS 375.13   Fire escapes; location.
SPS 375.14   Exits to fire escapes.
SPS 375.15   Material and strength.
SPS 375.16   Platforms.
SPS 375.17   Brackets.
SPS 375.18   Stairways.
SPS 375.19   Balanced stairway.
SPS 375.20   Railings.
SPS 375.21   Ladder to roof.
SPS 375.22   Standpipe.
SPS 375.23   Other types of fire escape.
SPS 375.24   Standard exit doors.
SPS 375.25   Location and maintenance of exits.
SPS 375.26   First aid standpipes.
SPS 375.27   Fire extinguishers.
SPS 375.28   Automatic sprinklers.
SPS 375.29   Fire alarm systems.
SPS 375.30   Boilers, furnaces and stoves.
SPS 375.31   Protection of walls and ceiling; repair; fireplaces.
SPS 375.32   Smoke pipes.
SPS 375.33   Hot air pipes.
SPS 375.34   Chimneys.
SPS 375.35   Gas and oil lamps; gas service.
SPS 375.36   Electrical work.
SPS 375.37   Combustible drapes, decorations.
Ch. SPS 375 Note Note: Chapter Ind 160 was renumbered chapter ILHR 75 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, June, 1995, No. 474; chapter ILHR 75 was renumbered chapter Comm 75 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, May, 1998, No. 509. Chapter Comm 75 was renumbered chapter SPS 375 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
Ch. SPS 375 Note Note: The word “department" referred to in chs. SPS 375 to 379 means the department of safety and professional services.
Ch. SPS 375 Note Note: The Wisconsin state codes (building code; heating, ventilating and air conditioning code; and electrical code) referred to in these rules means the codes for the year 1956.
SPS 375.001 SPS 375.001Buildings affected by these orders.
SPS 375.001(1)(1) These orders shall apply to all buildings and structures erected prior to the effective date of the first building code (October 9, 1914) except:
SPS 375.001(1)(a) (a) Private residences, and outbuildings in connection therewith such as barns, garages, etc.
SPS 375.001(1)(b) (b) Flat buildings used as the residence of 2 families only, provided not more than 2 persons are accommodated who are not members of the family.
SPS 375.001(2) (2) Provided, however, that if any building or structure serving as a public building or place of employment, whether above exempted or not, is especially liable to fire, and is so situated as to endanger other buildings or property; or contains any combustible or explosive material dangerous to the safety of any building or premises or the occupants thereof, or endangering or hindering firefighters in case of fire; then such building or structure shall be subject to these orders so far as may be necessary to protect adjoining or other buildings and their occupants, and firefighters.
SPS 375.001(3) (3) Provided further, that in the case of buildings which are subject to the requirements of the state building code, the requirements of the building code shall govern.
SPS 375.001 History History: 1-2-56; renum. Register, September, 1974, No. 225, eff. 10-1-74; corrections in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 5., Stats., Register, June, 1995, No. 474; cr. (1) (e), Register, September, 2000, No. 537, eff. 10-1-00; CR 06-120: r. (1) (c) to (e), am. (2) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
SPS 375.01 SPS 375.01Local regulations. These orders shall not be understood to limit the power of cities, villages and towns to make or enforce additional or more stringent regulations, provided the same do not conflict with these orders, or with any other order of the department.
SPS 375.01 History History: 1-2-56; renum. and am., Register, September, 1974, No. 225, eff. 10-1-74.
SPS 375.02 SPS 375.02Fire-resistive construction. A building is of fire-resistive construction if all the walls, partitions, piers, columns, floors, ceilings, roof and stairs are built of incombustible material, except as hereinafter provided, and if all metallic structural members are protected by an incombustible fire-resistive covering.
SPS 375.02 Note Note: See s. Ind 51.001, 1956 for detailed requirements for fire-resistive construction.
SPS 375.02 History History: 1-2-56; renum., Register, September, 1974, No. 225, eff. 10-1-74.
SPS 375.03 SPS 375.03Mill construction. A building is of mill construction if all walls are of 4-hour fire-resistive construction as specified in s. Ind 51.01, 1956; all wood girders and joists are at least 51/2 inches thick; wood columns and posts are at least 71/2 x 71/2 inches; floors are at least 3 inches thick; the roof has an incombustible roof covering, and there are no concealed air spaces except such as are enclosed by incombustible material.
SPS 375.03 History History: 1-2-56; renum., Register, September, 1974, No. 225, eff. 10-1-74; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 4. and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1995, No. 474.
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.