Safety training with Virtual Reality

Employees are at a risk of fatal occupational injuries and even death in worst scenarios. The Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Training is here to provide a safe and accident-free working environment for the workers.

Earlier, companies relied on old-school methods of site induction for their employees, but with Virtual Reality (VR), it is now possible to alter the traditional methods. Today, medium priced headsets are widely available in the market, which is compatible with any smartphone. Hence, the technology of VR is widely available. So, this brings up some vital questions:

Why is Virtual Reality important in safety training?

1. Safety

With advancements in technology, training methods can be carried out in a simpler manner and with fewer hazards. Modern equipment reduces the risk of being in real-time danger. There are instances, where employees are at risk when exposed to the new and uncontrolled environment, in fields such as construction and medical surgeries. Virtual Reality (VR) training helps in reducing these risks and at the same time provides realistic training.

2. Real-time environment

The Virtual Reality (VR) simulations create a simulated environment, which is closer to a real-life scenario, thus giving trainees an experience of the actual training environment. Here they can understand what kind of a space they will be fitting in, how to resolve a given problem in real-time in the absence of trainer, with the help of VR technology. There are methods, which can be carried out with easy-to-follow instructions at obscure locations. Even professionals and trainers can monitor the performance of the trainee through dashboard and data analysis techniques.

3. Improving muscle memory

As compared to other forms of training, VR has an advantage. It invokes muscle memory upon repeated exposure. In the 3D world, your employees can use virtual gloves or hands to access the situation with the controllers inspecting the situation very closely. This allows employees to re-do errors if they have made any and help them understand the graveness of one simple mistake.

4. Saves all the money

In the past years, companies have spent an ample amount of money to train their employees. VR safety training helps in making the process smarter and much more effective. It helps in reducing the cost of equipment’s, location, the salary of trainers, safety costs, etc. The method of such a training has proved to be innovative and amusing for all.

Four major industries that can benefit most:

1. Automotive:

Automotive industries like Toyota created the TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator using the Oculus in 2015 to help millennia’s experience the reality of driving before sitting behind an actual steering wheel. This VR training experience users the range of distractions such as loud music, text messages and traffic sounds. This initiative demonstrates how VR is being used as an effective tool to educate millennia’s drivers in an entertaining and engaging way.

2. Education:

Corporate Training Institutes have adopted Virtual Reality (VR) training in their labs as immersive visual learning aids, where leaner’s can experience and learn more about core concepts, its applications and beyond the subjects such as theoretical and biological.

3. Healthcare:

In medical science, a small mistake would mean dwelling on life and death situations. With VR, healthcare professionals are granted with hands-on experience to test various complicated procedures and provide the best quality to their patients with no risk.

More industries that are venturing into VR:

-Virtual Reality in Entertainment

-Virtual Reality in Fashion

-Virtual Reality and Heritage

-Virtual Reality in Sport

-Virtual Reality and Scientific Visualization

-Virtual Reality in Telecommunications

-Virtual Reality in Film

-Virtual Reality Programming languages

also read: How Virtual Reality can be used as a training Tool

Real life experiences are categorized into one of two categories– training, or practical application:

A great example of training is the public speaking training systems, which have been devised using the tech, such as Oculus’s Virtual Speech.

Limitless practical applications – anything that helps humans to carry out tasks without being physically present can be categorized under this branch. Any task that would not be feasible in real life.

For virtual reality safety training solutions, you can check out CHRP-INDIA. We have a broad range of expertise in the development of software and content for Virtual Reality across multiple industries.

We have deep domain experience in Industrial / Engineering industry, where VR can be leveraged to enhance the level of efficacy in training on Safety Awareness, Equipment Operations, Service / Troubleshooting and Maintenance Training.

If you would like to know more about Virtual Reality Training solutions for Non-gaming solutions  (or) would like to book for a live demo to experience the virtual reality and talk to our experts, Call us on +91 40 6634 0090 / 91 (or) write to us vrdemo@chrp-india.com

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