ESTA - ANSI/ESTA E1.15
Entertainment Technology – Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies
|Publication Date:||1 January 2006|
This document shall apply to the assembly and use of ground-supported variable and fixed-height lighting fixture suspension devices. These devices normally consist of a floor base (having a low center of mass or large included floor contact area), vertical members (often multiple short sections, sleeved to accommodate or otherwise allow extension to greater heights) and horizontal members for attachment of lighting fixtures or accessories or both.
Annex note references
This document uses annex notes to provide additional reference information about certain specific section requirements, concepts, or intent. Subject matter with a corresponding annex note reference is identified by the asterisk (*) symbol, and the associated reference text is found in the Annex Notes, identified with the referring text section number - e.g. an Annex Note to section 3.2 will be identified in the Annex Notes as A.3.2.
The following devices are not within the scope of this document:
a. Towers, ground-support structures, lifts, and other devices that use winches (or similar mechanisms) to gain a mechanical lifting advantage;
b. Tripod or other similar lightweight stands;
c. Stands with bases using casters or other wheel assemblies as the primary load-supporting mechanism.
d. Devices that are not ground-supported
This document shall apply to the use of boom & base assemblies in outdoor environments, but only in applications that have been evaluated and deemed acceptable by a qualified person.*