Virtual reality (VR) can be a great way for companies to immerse and train employees in risky or dangerous environments in complete safety. Today Human Condition Safety has announced that engineering and construction firm, Bechtel, will be using its VR training simulator SafeScan.
Human Condition Safety caters for a wide variety of training needs, for example, a worker might virtually practice unloading a beam from a crane 20 stories in the air on a foggy morning, instead of doing it for the first time in real life.
“Workers will train wearing VR headsets in a simulation of dangerous task procedures, allowing trainees to repeatedly practice risky work situations in the safety of a classroom,” says Human Condition Safety chief executive officer, Peter E. Raymond.
“It’s been proven that people learn best by doing. We also know that today, equipment, machines, and infrastructure are connected to the internet and can communicate and adapt in real time without much human intervention,” says Raymond. “The SafeScan platform leverages both of those realities.”
Bechtel is one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction firms, and it’s the first customer of Human Condition Safety to use SafeScan. The company plans to use SafeScan’s training modules for its workforce at the Bechtel Innovation Center in Houston.
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