Late last week, ESTA put the BSR E1.28 document on Followspot Positions up for Public Review and commenting on the TSP or Technical Standards Program website. Members and industry professionals are encouraged to download, read and review the document and submit any additions or changes they feel the standard might benefit from.
If you do have anything to add or comment on the document, you must fill out a response form before the public review date of December 29, 2009.
The Scope of the Followspot Position document:
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.
You can download the document from the ESTA TSP website, www.esta.org/tsp, to review and submit your comments.