CM-ET 5-Day Mega School | Rock Lititz
5-Day Course (Earn 28 ETCP Credits)
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This five-day course will cover everything in our Road Hoist Technician Certification course as well as our Entertainment Rigging Seminar course. To register for this class, individuals must have successfully completed the one-day CM-ET Basic Introduction and Maintenance School within the past three years and work with Lodestar or Prostar hoists on a regular basis.
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. We begin with a study of understanding trusses and truss engineering.
CM-ET RTC MOTOR CERTIFICATION
TAUGHT BY: BRIAN LEISTER
12 ETCP Credits
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 ten 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.
ADVANCED ENTERTAINMENT RIGGING
TAUGHT BY: ERIC ROUSE
16 ETCP Credits
Eric Rouse is currently the Director of New Product Development for Chicago Flyhouse. His main area of expertise is in performer flying effects and rigging for live entertainment. Eric has previously worked at Penn State as a technical director, project manager for Flying by Foy, and an automation mechanic and rigging supervisor for Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show. He is a Level One CM Hoist Technician, a SPRAT Rope Access Technician, an ETCP Certified Rigger-Theatre and Recognized Trainer and a member of USITT.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FIBER ROPE
TAUGHT BY: BRIAN LEISTER
Rope is a riggers most versatile and indispensable asset. Like any tool, a rope is only as effective as the person using it. Let us show you the ropes in this hands-on 8-hour course designed for riggers of any skill level. You will learn a variety of knots, bends, hitches and splices; as well as how to build and operate mechanical advantage systems.