Bigger Hammer Online Classes

Welcome!¬† Each class consists of two parts, the Online Class and the “In Person” Practical Evaluation.

Select a course to register or login for the class you wish to take. If you pass you will be able to schedule your evaluation.

If you have any questions, please scroll down and email the instructor.

Good luck!


Phil van Hest provides Rigging, Fall Protection and Heavy Equipment instruction in the LA area. Before entering the world of rigging safety, Phil toured the world as a comic/writer/performer, and thought twice about mentioning it; rigging and safety are famously humorless subjects. Phil is the Safety and Rigging Manager for Bigger Hammer Production Services, and an ETCP Recognized Trainer holding ETCP certifications in Arena and Theatrical rigging. He currently resides in Orange County, another place in California named after a thing that used to be there before it got paved over.