Flyhouse specialized training classes are designed to build the skills and confidence of your team, whatever the size of your organization, type of venue, or the nature of performances you bring to life. We provide both the “how” and the “why” of rigging practices, combining hands-on practice and real-world examples with the underlying concepts that apply to all rigging installations.
Whether you want us to recommend a curriculum or prefer to build a class from available topic modules, Flyhouse classes are customized to your specific equipment and the experience level of your staff. With half-day, full-day and multi-day sessions, we can tune your experience to fit your needs, your schedule, and your budget.
Entertainment Rigging (Two days)
This session is an overview of rigging concepts from physics to practical application. Participants learn about where rigging practices come from; how to choose and use rigging hardware; principles of counterweight and arena rigging; principles of rigging inspections, and safe work at height.
Fall Protection Competent Person (Two days)
Every institution using fall protection should have a trained competent person overseeing that work. In this class, participants learn about the rules governing fall protection; the principles of designing effective protection solutions; the equipment which makes up a fall protection system; and procedures for rescuing fallen workers.
Fall Protection Authorized User (One day)
For venues with an established fall protection program, this course serves to train new users or brush up the training of those already working in the venue. Topics include harness fits, harness inspection, lanyard and self-retracting device inspection, a review of all fall hazards in the venue, and a review of established rescue practices.
Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator (Half day)
Using curriculum from Genie, this class introduces users to the risk and acceptable practices for personnel lifts, scissors lifts, and boom lifts. Training is compliant with ANSI A92.24-2018 training requirements. (Additional time may be required for large groups.)
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Welcome to Flyhouse Training!
THANK YOU to everyone who has participated in training in recent years! We’re making a few updates to our program to allow us to continue to provide great training experiences and address the evolving needs of our audience.
- More Flyhouse Films! Our updated class schedule will allow us time to create and edit new YouTube videos. We know that these are popular and we have a backlog of good ideas brought to us by riggers like you. Look for a new full length video premiering about once a month in 2022. We may also add some short features, possibly an extension of our Ask Flyhouse sessions.
- We will stay in touch by email, a little less frequently. Look for Flyhouse in your inbox every other week, plus the occasional message to highlight an upcoming opportunity. And follow our Facebook page and the Chicago Flyhouse Training Forum to keep you up to date and answer your questions. You can also always email us too!
- We are committed to keeping training costs low and we will continue to offer free training opportunities throughout the year, but some classes that have been free in the past may now have a modest fee associated with them.
- We can’t wait to get back out in the world for in-person training, and hope to offer a class near you soon! In the meantime, look for us at industry events. Follow us for the most up to date information on in-person public classes.
- As always, we would love to hear from you. What topics would you like to hear about? What do you like about our training? What do you dislike? Did we help you solve a problem or find an answer? Your input helps us offer the best possible training experience.
Watch this space for future training sessions!
In the meantime, our Flyhouse Films channel is full of great rigging training content. Check them out and let us know which video is your favorite! And look for new Flyhouse Films videos premiering in the new year.