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Announcing an Open Comment Period on the International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging

PLSN Staff • News • November 3, 2021

The International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER) was drafted by industry professionals from around the globe to promote awareness and safety worldwide by providing a model code of practice with a focus on arena rigging but applicable to all event production rigging disciplines. ICOPER is now accepting public review comments until December 10, 2021. They are trying to get the word out to the rigging community to be sure to participate in this comment period.

The practices described in ICOPER are intended to provide a universal foundation for those engaged in planning, managing, and executing entertainment rigging. ICOPER also provides guidelines for those who wish to develop policy, design training content, or help establish certification criteria.

ICOPER was published in 2017 and has been downloaded by over 1,100 people located in 59 different countries. It has been translated into Traditional Chinese and Polish, with additional translations underway in Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Romanian, and Russian.

The authors determined ICOPER should undergo a comment and review cycle every four years as a response to changing work practices, technology, and terminology, and are now requesting detailed comments from the rigging industry.

Copies of the current version of ICOPER and the Excel form for submitting comments can be downloaded from You can also email to request a form be emailed to you.

Completed comment forms should be emailed to and must be received by December 10, 2021.

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