Powered Rigging Standards Up For Review


BSR E1.6, Entertainment Technology - Powered Hoisting Systems for Places of Public Assembly, is available for public review until the end of the business day in New York City on March 11.

This draft American National Standard establishes safety requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, and use of motorized rigging systems in theaters, theme parks, studios, and other places of public assembly and performance. The document does not address manually powered systems or lifting equipment used in the construction of these spaces.

People interested in reviewing the draft BSR E1.6 standard may access it by visiting http://www.esta.org/tsp/E1-6inst.htm or by requesting public review materials from:

Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001
Fax 1-212-244-1502

The BSR E1.6 draft standard is a project of the Rigging Working Group, part of ESTA's Technical Standards Program. Membership in the group is available to all who are materially affected by the work of the group. membership in ESTA is not a requirement. Information about the Technical Standards Program and getting involved in it is available by visiting the ESTA website.

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