Mega School - May 18-22, 2020
Mega School - May 18-22, 2020
Mega School - May 18-22, 2020
Mega School - May 18-22, 2020

Mega School - May 18-22, 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 CM-ET’s  Hoist Stage Technician Certification 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 (May 18-20th)

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

Stage Technician Certification – 2 Days (May 21-22nd)

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.

The course is concluded by a written exam. Successful completion of this exam awards the student with a Stage Tech Motor Certification, valid for five years.

Meet Your Trainers

Dave Carmack has more than 40 years of service with CM and has 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 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.