BSR E1.6-2, Entertainment Technology-Serial Manufactured Electric Chain Hoists, is available for public review through May 22, 2006. It is a continuation of the BSR E1.6 powered rigging system project, which has been split into two parts: BSR E1.6-2 dealing with electrical chain hoists used in entertainment applications and BSR E1.6-1 dealing with other powered winches.

Document BSR E1.6-2 covers the design, inspection, and maintenance of serially manufactured electric chain hoists having capacities of two tons or less and used in the entertainment industry as part of a performance or in preparation for a performance. The public review response form and the draft standard, which is free, are available by clicking here.

In addition to being asked to review the document to see if they offer adequate advice, reviewers are asked to look for protected intellectual property in the draft standards. ESTA does not warrant that its standards contain no protected intellectual property, but it also does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless that property is necessary for technical reasons and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. Any protected intellectual property in the document should be pointed out in the comments.

For more information, please contact:
Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001
Fax 212-244-1502