This document applies to manually operated and or power-driven stands with an Entertainment Load Limit (ELL) of more than 3 kg.
NOTE 1 The ELL is the maximum load that an item of lifting equipment is designed to raise, lower or sustain.
This is part 2 of the EN 17206 series.
This document applies to stands which are used in places of assembly and in staging and production facilities for events and theatrical productions.
Stands within the meaning of this document are used for the purposes of lifting, lowering, and holding loads (e.g. scenic elements, trusses, lighting and audiovisual equipment). It is also possible for several stands to carry a common load.
These installations are not permitted to be used for the transportation of persons or for the movement of loads above people’s heads.
Standing under loads is permitted when these are at rest.
NOTE 2 Only during setup, the operator might, for operational reasons, be required to stand in the hazard zone for short periods of time.
This document also applies to installations with new technologies or customized designs that are not expressly named here but are being used in identical modes of operation.
This document does not apply to:
— stands with a Load Limit ≤ 3 kg;
— camera stands;
— wooden stands.
This document also specifies the information to be communicated between manufacturers and users, and the details that are to be provided with regards to the intended use of the machinery installations.
The significant hazards dealt with in this document are identified in Clause 4.