Entertainment Rigging Training

Welcome to the Bigger Hammer Training Center! 

If you are new to Entertainment Rigging, you must take the Online Ground Rigging course before attending Arena Rigging (Hands On).  

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 for more details.



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.