CM-ET 5-Day Mega School | Rock Lititz

CM-ET 5-Day Rigger Boot Camp | Rock Lititz

  • $500.00


5-DAY COURSE (EARN 32 ETCP CREDITS) 

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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: 
Rock Lititz Training Center
Training Pod #2, Suite 40
201 Rock Lititz Blvd. Lititz, PA 17543

This five-day course offers three CMCO Certifications (each valid for 5 years):

  • Stage Tech Motor Technician Certification
  • Rigging Hardware Inspection & Safe Use
  • Manual Hoist Technician

In addition to the content above, students will participate in our CM-ET Safe Rigging Techniques workshop, describe below.

CM-ET STAGE TECH MOTOR CERTIFICATION 
TAUGHT BY: BRIAN LEISTER

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Brian Leister is a Senior Technical Trainer with Columbus McKinnon Corporation, specializing in entertainment rigging, rope access, and hoist maintenance. He has sixteen years of experience as a rigging professional in the entertainment industry and is ETCP Arena certified rigger and an ETCP recognized trainer, with twelve years of industrial rope access experience as a SPRAT 3 / IRATA 3 Certified Rope Access Technician. The advancement and sharing of knowledge are Brian’s greatest passions.

AGENDA
This hands-on, ETCP-recognized training course is designed for stagehands and technicians who handle hoists in the entertainment industry. 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. They will also learn how to inspect, adjust, and replace limits switches, brakes, power & control cables, and troubleshoot potential issues found in the field.

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.

SAFE RIGGING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
TAUGHT BY: BRIAN LEISTER

AGENDA

Safe Rigging Techniques focuses on the practical skills and tools necessary to work as an entertainment rigger in the live event industry. Each section of this workshop incorporates hands-on activities, to enhance the learning experience.

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Fall Protection for Authorized Users
    • Students will also participate in tower climbing and a rescue scenario.
  • Essential Knots, Bends, & Hitches for Entertainment Riggers
    • Students will also learn how to build and evaluate mechanical advantage systems.
  • Rigging Math 101
    • Load calculations, Bridles, & Cantilevers
  • Fundamental of Wire Rope
    • Selection, Inspection, Use, & Terminations

RIGGING HARDWARE INSPECTION AND SAFE USE
TAUGHT BY: ROB BRUNO

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Robert Bruno is a Corporate Trainer with Columbus McKinnon Corporation. Rob served 6 years in the U.S. Coast Guard on a 225 ft. Seagoing Buoy tender where he was a crane operator and handled all shipboard rigging. After the Coast Guard, he worked for a large wire rope and sling manufacturer where he was responsible for sling fabrication and inspection, as well as offsite rigging and inspection. After moving to California, Rob worked for one of the largest synthetic sling manufacturers in the U.S. where he was responsible for Nuclear, Hydro, Aerospace, and wind energy customers. 

Rob joined Columbus McKinnon in November of 2017.

AGENDA

  • Sling Inspection and removal from service criteria per OSHA 1910.184 and ASME B30.9
  • Hardware inspection and removal from service criteria per ASME B30.26
  • Hoist inspection and removal from service per criteria per ASME B30.16 & ASME B30.21
  • Basic sling hitches and safe rigging practices (hands-on)

The course is concluded by a written exam. Successful completion of this exam awards the student with a Rigging Hardware Inspection Certification, valid for five years.

MANUAL HOIST TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION
TAUGHT BY: ROB BRUNO

AGENDA

  • Understand industry standards and regulations (ASME, OSHA, CSA)
  • Current CMCO requirements for inspection.
  • How brakes operate.
  • Inspection requirements and what to look for during a routine inspection
  • Load Testing requirements
  • Gain confidence and knowledge in troubleshooting hoist problems

The course is concluded by a written exam. Successful completion of this exam awards the student with a Manual Hoist Technician certification, valid for five years.

INTERACTION OF PYROTECHNICS AND SPECIAL EFFECTS ON RIGGING SYSTEMS
PRESENTED BY: BRIAN PANTHER

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Brian Panther is a Product and Technical Support Manager with Pyrotek Special Effects. He is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry who has worked in many aspects of live entertainment from lighting and staging, to rigging and pyro for both touring and fixed based shows. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Special Effects. He serves on the board of directors for the American Pyrotechnics Association and is a 10-year chairman on its committee on proximate pyrotechnics. He is an experienced rigger, a licensed pyrotechnics and flame effects operator, and a laser safety officer.

He has spent 20 of those years focused on pyrotechnics, flame effects, lasers, and other special effects.

AGENDA
Brian will lead a discussion on the interaction of pyrotechnics and other special effects and rigging systems. Real-world scenarios and live demonstrations will be conducted to illustrate some of these interactions and their safety implications. This demonstration will explore the potential hazards associated with rigging and pyrotechnics and methods to mitigate such hazards.

**Curriculum and/or guest speakers are subject to change**