Welcome to the Bigger Hammer Training Center! Select the class you would like to attend to see the schedule and register. Please contact the instructor if you have any questions about scheduling or course content. All entertainment rigging courses count for ETCP renewal credits – see course descriptions below for more details.
Bigger Hammer is providing a monthly rigging training class, free for Bigger Hammer employees. If you are a current employee, email Phil van Hest to reserve time.
Attendees may receive 4 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS upon completion.
Total class cost is $100.
For non-employees – Select the class you wish to attend above. When you receive the reservation email, follow the instructions to remit payment and complete the waiver.
We will cover building and sending steel, making and breaking points, walking beams, rope management, motor control and basic fall protection skills. The exact content will vary to suit the skill level of the attendees.
Exact course content will be tailored to the experience levels of attendees – please contact the instructor if you have any questions.
All equipment will be provided, including fall protection gear.
If you are a beginner, you must attend our Arena Ground Rigging Class online first.
Class is limited to 6 people per month to ensure everyone gets enough time to familiarize themselves with the gear and procedures.
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.