Occupational health and safety training is evolving with the innovations brought by Virtual Reality (VR) technology. As an alternative to traditional training methods, VR technology offers participants a more effective and interactive learning experience. In this article, we'll examine the details of this new approach in occupational health and safety training and explore the benefits it provides.

Virtual Reality: Bringing Innovations to Occupational Health and Safety Training

Virtual reality is a technology that transports users to a simulation environment, allowing them to experience real-world scenarios virtually. In occupational health and safety training, VR plays a role in enabling participants to learn by experiencing risky situations in a safe environment. This allows practical skills and correct responses to be learned in a virtual setting while minimizing the likelihood of encountering risky situations in real life.

Contributions of VR Technology to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training

Virtual reality offers numerous advantages in occupational health and safety training. Here are some of them:

Experiential Learning: Participants strengthen the learning process by experiencing risky situations through realistic simulations. This experiential learning is a significant step in translating theoretical knowledge into practical application.

Cost and Time Savings: VR enables more efficient training in less time and at lower costs compared to physically conducted training sessions. The opportunity for remote training also allows simultaneous education for employees in different locations.

Risk Reduction and a Safe Learning Environment: Mistakes made in a virtual environment do not lead to serious consequences in the real world. This allows participants to understand and improve their mistakes without taking real risks, which is a crucial factor in reducing workplace hazards.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training with Virtual Reality

To enhance employee safety and reduce risks, you can immediately benefit from our SimoVR OHS training courses.

1. Hydraulic Fire Extinguishing Training

The hydraulic fire extinguishing training aims to enhance skills in handling hydraulic system fires caused by oil leaks. This training covers hydraulic pump shutdown procedures along with detailed instruction on proper selection and use of fire extinguishers.

2. Panel Fire Extinguishing Training

Panel fire extinguishing training involves intervention techniques for fires that may occur in electrical panels. This training teaches panel energy cutoff procedures and emphasizes practical steps like proper selection and use of fire extinguishers, labeling, and locking procedures.

3. Working at Heights on Crane Routes Training

Working at heights on crane routes starts with selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) and encompasses the correct usage of equipment such as parachute-type safety belts, lanyards, shackles, and carabiners. This training includes practical aspects like checking lifelines on crane routes, energy cutoffs on cranes, and walking procedures on cranes.

4. Working at Heights on Aerial and Pipeline Routes Training

Training for working at heights on aerial and pipeline routes begins with selecting and using personal protective equipment. It provides a comprehensive understanding of steps like using mobile lifelines and addressing lifeline procedures on aerial/pipeline routes, along with highlighting procedures for finding anchorage points and walking procedures.

5. Mask Usage Training in Enclosed Spaces

Mask usage training in enclosed spaces starts with pre-operation team organization and task distribution. This training covers practical aspects such as using gas detectors, wearing masks, energy cutoffs, along with procedures for dismantling and assembling operations in enclosed spaces.

6. Steel Cable Sling Usage Training

Steel cable sling usage training teaches the selection of the appropriate sling type and diameter for lifting operations. This training provides detailed instructions on sling inspections, ensuring a safe area, and guiding crane operators for material transportation.

7. Chain Sling Usage Training

Chain sling usage training involves selecting sling types and diameters suitable for lifting operations. This training emphasizes sling inspections, safe area maintenance, and instructs on guiding crane operators for material transportation.

8. Cloth Sling Usage Training

Cloth sling usage training includes selecting the correct sling type and diameter for lifting operations. This training emphasizes sling inspections, maintaining a safe area, and practical guidance for guiding crane operators for material transportation.

9. Oxy-Fuel Cutting Machine (Acetylene Torch) Training

Oxy-fuel cutting machine training begins with area control for flammable substances and includes the correct use of oxygen cylinders, acetylene torches, and aspirators. This training provides in-depth knowledge of cutting operations with an acetylene torch, selection of personal protective equipment, and practical steps for acetylene torch cutting and handling.

Each training course aims to contribute to the development of occupational health and safety culture, creating a safer atmosphere in work environments. For further information, please feel free to get in touch with us.