New York (NY)
- The latest version of the draft standard, BSR E1.28 - 200x,
Guidance on planning followspot positions in places of public
, is available for public review through December 28, 2009. The document can be downloaded for free here
. Comments should be submitted before the "End Date" shown on
the website. When that date is reached public review period
The E1.28 document offers guidance on the planning of
permanent followspot positions. It is a guidance document, not a
mandatory compliance document. The document offers
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 operators'
safety, among other things.
The E1.28 document was developed
at the urging of some followspot vendors and users, who found
that some performance venues are built without competent
design advice or in disregard for that advice, and the resulting
followspot positions are sometimes unusable or dangerous.
For more information, please contact:
Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001