CM-ET 5-Day Rigger Boot Camp | Rock Lititz
5-Day Course (Earn 24 ETCP Credits)
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rock Lititz Training Center
Training Pod #2, Suite 40
201 Rock Lititz Blvd. Lititz, PA 17543
This five-day course will cover everything in our Road Hoist Technician Certification course as well as our Entertainment Rigging Seminar course.
The first half of this ETCP-recognized training course will cover all aspects of the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements and troubleshooting procedures. This course also delves deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar hoists. Upon passing, participants will also receive a CM-ET certification card and document, both of which are good for five years.
The second part of this course is an intense exploration of rigging terminology, equipment and concepts for the entertainment industry.
CM-ET MOTOR TECH CERTIFICATION
TAUGHT BY: BRIAN LEISTER
12 ETCP Credits
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 fourteen years of experience as a rigging professional in the entertainment industry and is ETCP Arena certified rigger and an ETCP recognized trainer, with eleven years of industrial rope access experience as a SPRAT 3 / IRATA 2 Certified Rope Access Technician. The advancement and sharing of knowledge are Brian’s greatest passions. He values his role as a trainer as his greatest privilege.
This hands-on, ETCP-recognized training course covers all aspects of the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements, and troubleshooting procedures. This course also delves deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar hoists.
SAFE RIGGING TECHNIQUES
TAUGHT BY: BRIAN LEISTER
12 ETCP CREDITS
Safe Rigging Techniques focuses on the practical skills and tools necessary to work as an entertainment rigger in the live event industry. Hands-on exercises will include: Fall Protection, building rigging assemblies, load calculations, essential knots, hitches, and bends, and wire rope fundamentals.
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.
- 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)
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.
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. Part of this demonstration will take place after 5 pm on Thursday.
**Curriculum and/or guest speakers are subject to change**