Virtual Reality Health and Safety Training
Virtual Reality is well suited to health and safety training, research has shown it increases retention so for safety critical knowledge it can have a significant impact on training effectiveness and training transfer.
This application of technology has actually been around for many years with simulators in the aviation industry but with the advent of new and affordable VR systems the application of VR and AR to health and safety training is now a practical and useful addition to training departments.
We are the VR training specialists, if you are looking to develop a VR related H&S programme we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Why VR for H&S?
Freedom to fail
Operatives can be allowed to make mistakes, ignore process and see the consequences of their actions. This very human and natural learning method has informed us our whole lives and in the VR world we can ensure they see what happens if they fail so they understand a recommend method.
High Risk Environments
Offshore wind turbine trainee engineers can be trained on key aspects of repair and maintenance in a safe VR environment and can also be trained in the key PPE and rigging required for such maintenance.
A high risk area, with a large amount of risk factors, equipment and plant on site VR is well suited to reduce risk and incident in this sector.
Due to heavy plant operation and working conditions, VR can offer useful additional H&S guidance especially for those new to this sector and as part of their inductions.
Samsung Gear VR – for more mobile safety application
Where you need to have large numbers of operatives trained then the Samsung Gear VR is a useful training tool, allowing both 360 and VR environments and with the addition of the new Samsung Gear VR controller you also have different input options.
Oculus Rift – for more in-depth realistic applications
When a high level of realism and tracking is required then the Oculus Rift is a great choice for H&S training, allowing hazard identification and also movement and interaction in a VR environment allowing operatives to operate machinery and demonstrate processes in a highly detailed environment.
HTC Vive – for when large roomscale is required
Similar to the Oculus but with larger roomscale tracking this option is useful where you need more space for your VR training and for your trainees to be able to move around larger simulated spaces.
Hololens – when you want to train in real world environments
This is a great addition to H&S training and allows users to have additional instructions and guidance overlayed onto the real world environment.
Hololens does not replace the users view, instead they can see their normal view, with the crucial addition of AR guidance to support, guide and instruct them on the correct operation and process.
Hololens also allows expert users to piggyback on their training session and support them in real-time on the job.
Additional Resources and Support from VRE
VRE can provide all the Virtual reality hire and equipment you may need for any H&S training and our technical teams can cater to any size of H&S training programmes at any location in the EU. Alternatively we can also provide long term VR hire and train your own teams in its use.