CEN - PREN 17206
Entertainment Technology - Lifting and Load-bearing Equipment for Stages and other Production Areas within the Entertainment Industry - Specifications for general requirements (excluding aluminum and steel trusses and towers)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
|ICS Code (Theatre, stage and studio equipment):||97.200.10|
This document applies to machinery, machinery installations and machinery control systems used in places of assembly and in staging and production facilities for events and theatrical productions (stage machinery, for short). Such facilities include: theatres, multi-purpose halls, exhibition halls; film, television and radio studios; concert halls, schools, bars, discotheques, open-air stages and other rooms for shows and events.
The document applies to machinery installations with guided or unguided load bearing and load carrying equipment.
This document covers machinery used in the entertainment industry including machinery that is excluded from the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) specifically Article 1 2j which excludes "machinery intended to move performers during artistic performances".
For the purposes of this document, machinery installations are all technical installations and equipment used for operations in stage and production facilities in the entertainment industry. Such installations are used to lift, lower, suspend and carry loads (e.g. scenery, traverse systems, or lighting, film/video and sound equipment). They can also be used to move persons, and persons can stand under such equipment while the loads are at rest or in motion.
This machinery includes Controls, electrical and electronic control systems, electrical and electronic equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic power supplies.
"Stages" are, for example, staging facilities and production areas in theatres, multipurpose halls, studios, production facilities for film, television or radio, concert halls, congress centres, schools, exhibition centres, trade-fair centres, museums, discotheques, amusement parks, sports facilities and open-airtheatres.
"Events" are, for example, concerts, shows, congresses, exhibitions, presentations, demonstrations, film or television recordings, etc.
This document considers permanently and temporarily installed lifting and movement equipment for stages and production areas within the entertainment industry.
This document does not consider the design or control of fire curtains.
Typical applications include but are not limited to the following:
- acoustic doors;
- auditorium elevators;
- compensating elevators;
- fly bar systems (manual and motor driven);
- lighting bars;
- movable lighting towers;
- movable stage platforms (stage wagons);
- movable proscenium arches;
- orchestra elevators;
- performer flying;
- point hoists;
- revolving stages and turntables;
- scenery storage elevators;
- side stage and rear stage shutters;
- stage elevators;
- stage wagons (stage trucks);
- tiltable stage floors; and
- trap elevators.
The principles in this document also apply to machinery installations based on new technologies or specially designed installations which are not expressly mentioned here but which nevertheless operate in a similar manner or are meant for similar purposes to the equipment listed above.