Three Additional ESTA Technical Standards in Public Review

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016

estaThree additional ESTA Technical Standards Program documents make eight in public review at Comments on these additional documents are due no later than May 23, 2016. Anyone who would be materially affected by the publication of these documents as American National Standards is invited to submit comments. The three additional documents are:

BSR E1.28 — 2011 (R201x), Guidance on planning followspot positions in places of public assembly (a reaffirmation) — From the followspot position working group, E1.28 offers guidance on the planning of permanent followspot positions, including recommendations on the locations of the followspot positions within the venue, the power likely to be needed, the waste heat generated, the amount of space likely to be needed, and the fall protection and egress issues to be considered for the followspot operator’s safety. The existing standard is being considered for reaffirmation.

BSR E1.42 — 201x, Entertainment Technology — Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts (a new project) — From the stage lifts working group, BSR E1.42 intends to cover the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of permanently installed orchestra pit lifts and their associated parts, rooms, spaces, enclosures, and hoistways, where located in a theatre or a similar place of public entertainment.

BSR E1.56 — 201x, Entertainment Technology — Rigging Support Points (a new project) — From the rigging working group, BSR E1.56 applies to stationary rigging points that are intended to be permanent and provides minimum requirements for the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, and documentation of these rigging points for their use to support rigging loads.

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