VR training to provide prevention of risks in the workplace

Virtual reality (VR) consists of the use of visors to replace the real world with a digital environment that has been generated through computer systems. By putting on the glasses, the user enters a completely immersive experience and interacts with the objects and objects and other virtual world characters by means of controllers or switches with which they can open doors, move around and even manipulate machines just as they would in a real situation at their workplace. For all this, it is said that in a VR experience there is a feeling of total presence.

Sectors such as, for example, architecture, education or medicine have long been benefiting from the implementation of this technology. In this article, we will focus our attention on industrial companies. Specifically, on activities related to the training of employees in the field of accidents and emergencies.

Imagine that your employees are at their workplace and suddenly an extreme risk situation occurs, such as a fire spreading at high speed in a chemical plant, an explosion or a gas leak.

How would your employees react? Would they know how to act in such a rare and dangerous situation, or would they be unprepared and evacuate the premises in a way that could seriously damage their safety and physical integrity?

Virtual reality for training in industrial and emergency companies

In a virtual environment, the employee can perform dangerous operations (repeating them as many times as necessary) and practice step-by-step action protocols and evacuation routes in case of risky and unexpected situations. In this way, once the user finishes the virtual reality training, he is prepared to face the problem safely because he knows the steps he has to follow and will do it almost automatically.

In the emergency sector, VR is a very effective tool for training staff, since these are companies in which real practices can involve high risks and high costs. In addition, virtual reality training makes it possible to train in various environments and in all types of weather conditions.

In the interventions of fire departments, police, environmental protection units, military services or rescue teams, it is essential to carry out virtual training programs to ensure that professionals gain experience in a safe, controlled, repeatable and measurable environment. A space where failure statistics are recorded and the system can assess each user’s decision-making skills.

To conclude, virtual reality is creating unprecedented opportunities in the industry and in emergency services. At Innoarea Projects we have a team specialized in 3D design capable of simulating any scenario with great realism and accuracy, using customizable assets. The environments of our VR simulations are exact replicas of materials, objects and infrastructures, which will make that during the virtual training, your operators will have the feeling of being in the real environment.

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