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VR Health & Safety Training

Nowadays, health and safety are top priorities for any business, therefore it’s vital to teach staff members and keep them informed about new or updated safety procedures as soon as feasible. Through immersive learning, students are placed in real-world job settings where they may apply and experience what they have learned. This gives them the most thorough and long-lasting preparation for health and safety issues.

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Verizon

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Prepare for critical situations

With standard workplace safety training, it can be very difficult to teach employees how to respond in scenarios like an armed robbery. Verizon offers its 22,000 employees at 1,600 retail locations realistic practice in safety training by utilizing virtual reality.

Verizon employees are trained to deal with “snatch & grab” situations and robberies that occur during shop openings and closings. They can experience firsthand the crucial processes of defusing a dangerous situation and making wise choices under duress thanks to virtual reality.

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CHALLENGE

Prepare for dangerous situations and protect employees

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Place employees in extremely realistic simulation to test their response “in the moment,” increasing the employee safety training’s impact and effectiveness.

IMMERSIVE DATA & INSIGHTS

The training provided unique data driven insights.

 

For example, by capturing attention data during the scene, below, we can see where the participants focused their eyes and identify the gap between theoretical (I know I should not look at the robber) and practical knowledge.

RESULTS

97 %
felt prepared when put in dangerous situations

Feeling safe and secure in your workplace is integral to the decisions people make about where they’re going to come to work.

Michael Mason, Chief Security Officer, Verizon

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SAFETY PROCEDURES

The capacity to spot risky behavior in others and know how to handle it appropriately is a crucial component of employee safety training. Through the use of immersive learning, it is possible to monitor trainees’ head movements, which frequently reveal that they are not looking where they should be. As a result, they fail to see the dangerous actions that their coworkers are displaying. Additionally, VR safety training teaches staff members the appropriate course of action to follow, including alerting a supervisor or starting a conversation with a coworker. This aids workers in both learning appropriate behavior and putting it into practice in their jobs.

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Safe and prepared: Why 97% of employees are more prepared with Immersive Learning

Every business must prioritize safety training as it carries significant consequences. Virtual reality has shown to be a very successful tool for promoting home safety practices and providing workers with competent and confident training. This e-book will teach you how to use VR in a safe, scalable, and economical manner to train staff members for actual safety situations.

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

Hazards such as misplaced items, burned out lightbulbs, loose cables, or spills account for a significant portion of workplace injuries. Associates need to have a keen eye and always be on the lookout for these hazards. With VR health and safety training, learners look up, down, side to side, and behind them in order to locate all issues in a given scene. In other words, learners engage their entire body, building situational awareness and visual object recognition skills that are critical in any environment.

PPE SAFETY

To ensure their own safety and the safety of their coworkers, many frontline workers need to be continuously aware of their surroundings. Employees who receive VR safety training are better able to prepare for and feel more at ease using personal protective equipment (PPE). Moreover, virtual reality facilitates their awareness-building and knowledge application in a secure virtual setting, hence lowering the number of incidents.

LOCKOUT-TAGOUT PROCEDURE

Another crucial safety protocol that workers in manufacturing must understand and frequently implement is lockout-tagout. Manufacturers can prepare staff for a lockout-tagout scenario without having to halt production or wait for machine maintenance thanks to virtual reality health and safety training. Employees wear a headset and collaborate with a colleague in a virtual industrial setting. They have to follow the guidelines for a proper lockout and spot any risky behaviors their colleague may be engaging in.

The trainer is able to better understand the task at hand while the employee is learning new skills for safety and better work quality.

-Associate Director, Safety Analytics Health and Safety, Multinational food processor FOOD SAFETY

FOOD SAFETY

Safe food handling practices are essential to upholding high standards and quality in the grocery and restaurant industries. Because it necessitates consistency, scalability, and repetition, food safety is an ideal subject for virtual reality training. When done correctly, virtual reality may provide very realistic practice. Employees can receive one-on-one, hands-on teaching through the headset, which removes the need for professional trainers to conduct lengthy sessions during off-peak hours, when employers frequently have to pay overtime.

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