Bigger Hammer Online Classes

Welcome!  Each of these classes consists of two parts, the Online Class and the “In Person” Practical Evaluation. Each course you complete will earn you a CERTIFICATE, and authorize you to perform those duties.

  • Select a course to register or login for the class you wish to take.
  • If you pass you will receive an email with details on how to schedule your evaluation.

If you have any questions, please click here to contact the instructor.

Good luck!

You’ve reached our Arena Rigging Class – nice work! If you are a current Bigger Hammer employee, contact the instructor to sign up for FREE.

For non-employees:

  • Click HERE or on the “Arena Ground Rigging” image to get started
  • Class is $50
  • After registering, you will have 5 days to complete the class
  • Email the instructor if you have any questions.
  • Completion of the class earns 2 ETCP renewal credits.

Best of luck!


training instructor

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.