This Standard of Quality applies to the use of electric chain hoists and associated system components in the event industry.
The use of electric chain hoists implies any activity conducted with them. This includes planning, selection, supply and use. The use itself comprises storage, transportation, assembly, operation, maintenance, repair and inspection.
This document is intended for all persons who bear administrative or technical responsibility for planning, procurement or safe use of electric chain hoists and associated system components as well as for carrying out any respective orders.
SQ Standards are intended to define the quality levels required of services provided within the event technology industry.
SQ Standards take into consideration current legal positions and on that basis, provide a description of the industry’s specialised working procedures. They contain a summary of the applicable legal standards and requirements in areas of industrial safety and health protection.
This Quality Standard has been developed by the responsible working group of the IGVW (Entertainment Technology Industry Association) in cooperation with the DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) and the working group of the safety engineers from the German public broadcasting organisations: ARD, ZDF Medienakademie, ARTE, BR, Bavaria, DR, DW, HR, IRT, MDR, NDR, ORF, RB, RBB, RBT, RTL, SF, SR, Studio Hamburg, SWR, WDR and ZDF.