Rhino Learning Course Catalog

Rhino Learning Course Catalog

Rhino Learning Solutions, LLC (Rhino Learning) offers professionally designed training courses geared toward event industry professionals. Rhino uses a combination of on-line, in-person, and hands-on instruction to efficiently deliver specialized technical knowledge. Our instructors are subject matter experts with years of experience working in the areas of their expertise.

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  • Aerial Lift
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

OSHA regulations require all aerial lift operators to have training on hazards in the work environment and safe operation of the equipment. This course is designed to meet the training requirements in OSHA 1926.503 and ANSI/SIA A92.5-2006. Students will receive classroom instruction and guided practice using lifts in the work environment. To complete the course and receive their certification cards, students must pass a written and practical exam.

  • Audio
  • (TBD)

This course outlines the typical duties of working as a Stagehand on the Audio Crew. Topics include safety, basic terminology, microphones, signal flow, common audio equipment and basic cabling. This course also details the Audio Crew hierarchy: Audio Engineers (A1s), Audio Assistants (A2s) and Audio Technicians (A3s) and their respective roles on the team.

  • Authorized User for Fall Protection
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

All workers exposed to fall hazards must be trained to recognize and mitigate fall hazards. This course is tailored to the techniques and equipment commonly used in the entertainment industry.

  • Basic Rigging
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

This course delivers basic knowledge for entertainment rigging. Techniques, equipment, and terminology for ground and high rigging are covered in classroom and hands-on settings.

  • Competent Person for Fall Protection
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

This course prepares candidates with the knowledge and training to perform as a Competent Person for Fall protection in accordance with applicable OSHA fall restraint and fall arrest standards. Topics include: identifying fall hazards, developing work plans, implementing emergency and rescue procedures, the use of PPE, requirements for fall arrest and fall restraint standards, fall arrest system capacities, and inspection, maintenance and storage of fall protection equipment. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the above as well as the authority to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate existing and predictable hazards.

  • Competent Person for PPE Inspection
  • (TBD)

Learn how to select, inspect, fit, use, store, and care for your PPE, including proper documentation. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to set up and implement a gear inspection, use and retirement program for their organization.

  • Competent Rigger Training
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

This course prepares candidates to work safely in all facets of entertainment rigging. This is a three part course:

1. Ground Rigging, 2. High Rigging, and 3. Rigging Supervisor.


1. Ground Rigging:

Rigging Safety, Equipment Use and Inspection, Layout,Component Assembly, Sling and Safety a Truss, Sending a Dead Hang, Sending a Bridle, Assemble Power and Distribution, Hoist Operation, Receiving a Bridle, Using Block and Falls, and Knots.

2. High Rigging:

Preparation, Fall Protection, Movement on a Rigging Grid, Pull a Dead Hang, Pull a Bridle, Set Up a Ground or Catwalk Pull, Adjust a Deck Chain, Send In a Dead Hang, Send In a Bridle, Hands-on Rescue Techniques.

3. Rigging Supervisor:

Point Diagram and Bridle Leg Lengths, Bridle Adjustment, Mechanical Advantage, Components of Force, Interpret Engineering Guidelines, Load Distribution on a Structure, Load Distribution on a Truss, Complex Bridles, Rescue Plan, Job Safety Analysis.

Rigging Supervisor Prerequisites:

Prerequisite 1: Successful completion of the Rigging Supervisor Management Module: This module prepares Candidates to successfully lead their team in the dynamic rigging Environment. It provides tools and techniques that will help Rigging Supervisors coach their team to work safely and efficiently while meeting the client’s needs.

Prerequisite 2: Algebra and Trigonometry Review. In order to succeed in the Rigging Supervisor Course,Candidates must have a solid grasp on these math concepts.

  • Professional Rigging Examination Preparation Course
  • (TBD)

This course covers topics listed in the content outline for the ETCP Rigging Certification Exams.

  • Fall Protection Rescue
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

All too often, the only plan for rescuing a fallen worker is a call to 911. Emergency Services personnel are good at what they do, but in many situations and locations it may take several crucial hours to affect a rescue. This course is designed to train workers who use fall arrest equipment to perform self-rescues. They ability for workers on-site to carry out a rescue and deliver a casualty to a place where EMS can access them, may be a life-saving difference. This course combines classroom and hands-on practice to provide rescue solutions for actual work environments.

  • Fly System Operation
  • (TBD)

Fly systems are large, complex and potentially dangerous if used incorrectly. This course delivers the basic information required to begin using counterweight fly systems under the direction of experienced flyman. The emphasis is on safety and efficient operation. The course includes classroom and hands-on instruction. Students will take written and practical exams to complete the course.

  • Followspot Operation
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

This course is designed to familiarize operators with the equipment, techniques, and terminology used for followspot operation. Classroom instruction is follow by guided practice using the equipment and clearcom on a simulated show basis.

  • Lighting
  • (TBD)

This course describes the standard Lighting Crew positions and their duties.  Topics include:  terminology, equipment, power and signal flow, and lighting techniques.  Sometimes referred to as the “Electrics Crew” or “Electrics,” this course introduces Lighting Technicians to skills such as:  reading lighting plots, hanging and circuiting lighting instruments, placing color filters, running power and data cable to instruments, running feeder cable to dimmers, dressing battens and trusses and focusing instruments.  Special emphasis is placed on safety around electricity.

  • New Employee Orientation
  • (approx 2hrs.)

This course is the first step in a successful career as a stagehand. It covers safety procedures, basic job descriptions and duties, show flow, proper conduct and dress code. Upon successful completion of this course participants will be prepared to work safely and efficiently on a team helping to produce successful events.

  • OSHA 10hr. & 30 hr. Construction Safety
  • (TBD)

In several states, these courses are required for all construction workers and supervisors. The courses are taught by OSHA Authorized Outreach Instructors. Successful students are issued OSHA certification cards. OSHA stipulates some parts of the curriculum, but also allows some elective time to tailor the training to the individual needs of the organization.

  • Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift)
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

OSHA regulations require all forklift lift operators to have training on hazards in the work environment and safe operation of the equipment. This course is designed to meet the training requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(I), 1926.602(D), 1915.120, 1917.43, 1918.65 and ANSI B56.1B-1969. Students will receive classroom instruction and guided practice using lifts in the work environment. To complete the course and receive their certification cards, students must pass a written and practical exam.

  • Rigging Management Module
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

A competent rigging supervisor is essential to a safe and efficient production. In addition to the required technical skills, a rigging manager must work as part of a diverse team in a dynamic, fast-moving work environment. This course reviews strategies and skills that will help prepare you to coordinate with the production crew and lead the team to success.

  • Rigging Math Review – Algebra
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

This course covers terminology, concepts and operations that are essential for success as a Head Rigger. It also helps for successful completion of the Professional Rigging Examination Preparation Course and is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Rigging Supervisor component of the Competent Rigger Course.

  • Rigging Math Review – Trigonometry
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

Covers concepts that are essential for success as a Head Rigger. Along with Algebra, this course will help prepare you for success on the Rigging Supervisor and Professional Rigging Examination Preparation courses.

  • Roof Supervisor Training
  • (TBD)

This course covers proper management of roof systems from Contract to Site Survey to Construction. Roof Systems must be managed with exacting detail to ensure their safe operation. Topics covered include: Sales and Contracts, Site Survey, Safe Installation Practices, Ballast and Guy Wires, Inspections, Loading Criteria, Weather Monitoring, Emergency Plans, Equipment Compatibility.

  • Safety for the Event Industry
  • (TBD)

This course teaches skills required to keep workers safe in the dynamic environment of the eventindustry. Emphasis is on the real-world knowledge gained through decades of event production experience.

  • Stage Carpentry
  • (TBD)

Stagehands working in the Carpentry Department do not build houses.  Rather, they help assemble the scenic elements of the production.  This course outlines the typical duties for Carpenters or “Carps.”  Also covered are: safety, standard tools, common materials and equipment and the work environments.

  • Strategy for Effective Instruction
  • (TBD)

As any teacher knows, it is one thing to understand your subject matter and quite another to be able to impart your knowledge to others. This course offers techniques and strategies that will help you be a more effective teacher.

  • Supervisor Training
  • (approx 1hr. and 30 min.)

Supervisors are critical to the success of any production. They manage two sets of clients: the internal clients (employees) and the external clients (the production). This training provides the nuts and bolts of managing your team in a busy, dynamic and sometimes, hectic work environment. It also provides insights and pointers on how to effectively manage your team toward success.

  • Truck Loading
  • (TBD)

A safe, efficient team of loaders is essential to a successful production. In this course you will learn how to work as a loader. Topics include, proper lifting technique, teamwork and communication, ramp and loading dock safety, load straps and bars and managing cases.

  • Video
  • (TBD)

This course outlines the standard positions in the Video Crew and their typical duties. Topics include safety, terminology, types of video signals, commonly used video cables, cable adapters, camera operation, video switching, camera shading, Powerpoint operation, projection, projection screens, recorders and basic configurations. Back to top

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