Mega School - August 10-14, 2020
Mega School - August 10-14, 2020
Mega School - August 10-14, 2020
Mega School - August 10-14, 2020

Mega School - August 10-14, 2020

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Learn the critical skills you need to work effectively in live event production.

Full time students and IATSE members may use discount code TRAIN150 at checkout for $150 off registration for any one course.

36 ETCP Renewal Credits

This 5-day training program is a combination of a 2 day Entertainment Hoist School plus hands-on rope access and rigging training. Manufacturers’ representatives from Xtreme Structures & Fabrication and Motion Laboratories will also be on hand to teach proper safety and use of truss and motor control systems. Participants receive 36 points towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.

Rigging Techniques – 3 Days (August 10-12th)

  • Structure Climbing and Work Positioning
  • Rope Access, Ascending, Descending, and Rescue
  • Entertainment Rigging
  • Truss Use and Inspection
  • Motor Control and Load Monitoring

Entertainment Hoist School – 2 Days (August 13-14th)

This course is designed for entertainment professionals responsible for ensuring the show goes on, every time. This hands-on, two day, ETCP recognized training course covers the design and operation of a hoist, maintenance requirements and needs, startup inspection and troubleshooting. The course content focuses on the mechanical and electrical systems of the Lodestar and Prostar electric chain hoists.
Students will learn:
  • Safe practices for handling and operation.
  • How to perform frequent & periodic inspections, per ANSI E1.6-2 standards.
  • How to adjust and replace limits switches, brakes, and power & control cables.
  • Troubleshoot potential issues found in the field.
  • Asses and report malfunctions which require the hoist to be sent to out for repair.

Meet Your Trainers

Dave Carmack spent more than 40 years with CM and served many roles during his tenure. From 20 years of manufacturing the Lodestar, to Engineering Research and Development Lab Technician and Product Engineer before becoming an Entertainment Trainer. Dave has taught classes on 6 of the 7 continents.

Bob Lannon is an ETCP Arena /Theater certified rigger, Society of Rope Access Level 3 Technician and CM Certified Hoist Technician. He is a working Entertainment and Traveling production Rigger with over 20 years of experience working at height in the Entertainment, Building Maintenance, and Media Marketing Industries. He has worked on a variety of locations and structures from Arenas and Stadiums, High Rise Buildings, Towers, and Smoke Stacks.