Draft Powered Hoist standards available for public comment

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

ESTA has two standards for Powered Hoists open for public comment until February 16, 2010.

BSR E1.6-2–201x, Entertainment Technology — Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Serially Manufactured Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry
This draft American National Standard is a part of the BSR E1.6 powered theatrical rigging systems project. This document, BSR E1.6-2, covers the design, inspection, and maintenance of serially manufactured electric chain hoists used in the entertainment industry as part of a performance or in preparation for a performance.

BSR E1.6-1–201x, Entertainment Technology – Powered Hoist Systems
This draft standard is part of the BSR E1.6 powered theatrical rigging system project. This part, BSR E1.6-1, deals with powered winches that are not serially manufactured electric chain hoists, and is intended to establish requirements for the design, manufacture, inspection, and maintenance of powered hoist systems for lifting and suspending loads in theatres and other places of public assembly where the failure of such systems could endanger life or limb of performers, audience members, workers, or the general public.

Copies of the draft standards and the forms for submitting your comments are available from the ESTA Public Review Documents page

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