Two Rigging Standards Available for Public Review
Draft standards for theatre fire safety curtain systems and for personal fall arrest systems on portable structures are now available for public review at http://tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php. The reviews run from now through November 3. The draft documents are free to download.
BSR E1.22, Entertainment Technology – Fire Safety Curtain Systems, is a revision of the existing standard from 2009. It is being updated it to better align it with the requirements stated in NFPA 80. The draft standard describes the materials, design, fabrication, installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of fire safety curtains and systems used for theatre proscenium opening protection.
BSR E1.39, Entertainment Technology – Selection and Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems on Portable Structures Used in the Entertainment Industry, establishes minimum requirements for the selection and use of personal fall arrest systems on portable structures in the entertainment industry. The standard establishes minimum requirements for products and portable structures used in the service of PFAS. Other methods of fall protection, such as safety nets and guard rails, are not within the scope of this standard.BACK