Open Comment Period Extended for International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging

7 December 2021

Responding to requests from riggers across the globe for additional time, the comment period on the International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging has been extended to December 31, 2021.

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

ICOPER 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. Comments on translated versions should be sent to the organisation responsible for the original translation.

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. The authors determined ICOPER should undergo a comment and review cycle every four years as a response to changing work practices, technology and terminology.

Riggers and other stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments so their thoughts and suggestions for improvement can be considered in the review process. This is your opportunity to support an important industry code of practice.