Learn the critical skills you need to work effectively in live event production.
40 ETCP Renewal Credits
This 5-day training program is 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. Eligible participants can receive 40 points towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.
Rigging Techniques – 5 Days (January 31st - February 4th, 2022)
- Structure Climbing and Work Positioning
- Rope Access, Ascending, Descending, and Rescue
- Entertainment Rigging Techniques
- Truss Use and Inspection
- Motor Control System Use
- Load Calculations and Loadcell Usage
- Scissor Lift Operator Training
Attendance is limited for this event so we can provide a safe training environment following CDC, State of Illinois, and City of Chicago guidance. Daily self-certification will be required and anyone displaying symptoms will not be admitted.
Masks will be required at all times during the training as well as daily rapid antigen testing, both of which will be provided for you.
This is an intensive hands-on course, so be prepared to get a little dirty. Expect to handle rigging hardware, chain hoists, cabling, and truss throughout the week. You'll be climbing on ropes and using fall protection equipment, so dress comfortably to be in the warehouse. While our shop is heated, it is Chicago in the winter and that means it could be a bit chilly - think long sleeved sweatshirts and layering. We'll provide the harness, helmet, and all other fall protection equipment needed, but please bring your own gloves and be sure to plan on long pants and good work shoes.
There is a grouping of hotels just South of Midway Airport and we are working to secure a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn, so keep an eye on this space for updates as they're available. We'll also reach out to you directly after booking your space in the class with more details on lodging.
Meet Your Trainer
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.