ICC 300 Bleacher Safety Standard –

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If you wish to be placed on the “interested party” list for the development of this standard, contact the ICC Secretariat, Kim Paarlberg, Senior Staff Architect. Interested parties will be notified by e-mail of standards activities related to the ICC 300 standard.
The 2017 edition of ICC 300 entitled: Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands, was approved by ANSI as an American National Standard on December 14, 2017, and is now available.

The committee met on September 29, 2020 to discuss the reaffirmation of the 2017 edition for the next revision cycle.  The announcement for public comments  appeared in the January 22, 2021 ANSI Standards Action with a deadline to receive comments on March 8, 2021.

Public comments were received with respect to substantive technical revisions. The Code Council accepted applications at the April 15, 2021 deadline for the committee to update the next edition of the standard.

At this time the Code Council is accepting applications in the Governmental Regulator interest category.

The Consensus Committee On Bleacher Safety. As an ANSI accredited standards developing organization, ICC is revising the ICC 300, Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands to maintain the standard with current industry practice.

Once appointed, this committee will convene to undergo the revision process in accordance with ANSI Essential Requirements for the development of American National Standards.

This Committee has primary responsibility for minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through the development of appropriate, reasonable and enforceable model health and safety provisions for new and existing installations of all types of bleachers and bleacher-type seating, including fixed and folding bleachers for indoor, outdoor, temporary and permanent installations. Such provisions would serve as a model for adoption and use by enforcement agencies at all levels of government in the interest of national uniformity.

For more information on the ICC procedures for developing standards, please refer to the ICC Consensus Procedures posted at:

At this time, ICC is receiving applications for members to serve on this committee. In accordance with ICC’s Consensus Procedures, the committee will be a balanced committee of 6 – 9 members of the following Interest Categories: Manufacturer, Builder, Standards Promulgator / Testing Laboratory, User, Utility, Consumer, Public Segment, Government Regulator and Insurance. Accordingly, stakeholders including, but not limited to design professionals, manufacturers, constructors, building, fire and other government officials should apply. A full description of the Interest Categories is included in the application linked below. Any stakeholder is welcome to apply and ICC membership is not required. Appointments will made by the ICC Board of Directors.  Click here for an application. The acronym below is to be used to identify the on the application.

IS-BLE           The Consensus Committee On Bleacher Safety

Travel should not be anticipated with respect to travel restrictions.  Meetings are to be held via teleconference calls.  In the event of in-person meetings, ICC Governmental Member Representatives are authorized to travel at ICC’s expense when participating at ICC Consensus Committee meetings. All others are responsible for funding their participation on this committee.

Term: Through completion of the standard revision.

Staff: Kimberly Paarlberg; 888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4306



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