Welcome! Each machine operator class 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 operate that machine.
If you have any questions, please scroll down and email the instructor.
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.
Best of 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.