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PLASA Standards: Portable Stage and Fall Arrest Draft Standards in Review

posted on 6:11 AM, August 28, 2012

BSR E1.21 - 201x, Entertainment Technology - Temporary Ground-Supported Structures Used to Cover the Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events, and BSR E1.39 - 201x, Entertainment Technology - Selection and Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems on Portable Structures Used in the Entertainment Industry, are in review through 24 September 2012. The reviews are over when the end date of Septembre 25 is reached. They may be downloaded for free here.  

BSR E1.21 is a revision of ANSI E1.21 -2006. It is being revised to cover the design, manufacture, and use of all the portable structures (not only roofs) used to support scenery, lighting, and sound equipment, and to cover the stages in the production of outdoor entertainment events. Excluded are structures for the public, such as audience bleachers and food vendor stands.   

BSR E1.39 is a draft of a new standard being written to establish minimum requirements for the selection and use of personal fall arrest systems on portable structures in the entertainment industry. It also establishes minimum requirements for manufacturers and owners of these structures being used as work platforms. The purpose of the document is to provide employers and workers methods for protecting workers in the entertainment industry that meet or exceed current standards for industrial fall protection.    

For more information, please contact Karl Ruling, PLASA's Technical Standards Manager, at 

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