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.
Attendees may receive 3 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS for completing the course.
Total class cost is $50.
Select the class you wish to attend above. Follow the instructions to remit payment and complete the waiver.
This course offers virtual on-the-job training for riggers of all experience levels. It is not a “math” course – we will focus on the functional aspects of ground rigging, including (but not limited to);
Identifying chalk markings
Building baskets & bridles
How to properly tie on ropes to send steel
Motor usage and troubleshooting
Everything you need to know to perform ground rigging duties in an arena setting, and whatever else you have questions about.
If you would like more details regarding class content before signing up, please contact the instructor.
Completion of this course will allow you to attend in-person rigging courses at the Bigger Hammer Training Center, including Ground & Up Rigging and how to rig from a MEWP (the machine formerly known as AWP).
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.