The Immersive Learning Studio talks about the benefits of VR in Hazard Awareness Training

Published on Business stage: Scaling, Unlocking

Virtual Reality Hazard Awareness Training

Increase Engagement

Use of immersive technology to engage employees and support learning. User needs to spot a minimum number of hazards, risks and dangers.

Improve Thinking

Increasing and expanding Hazard Awareness Thinking. This has a proven effect in changing the mindset and behaviours of users.

Enhance Learning

Learning about different hazards, risks and dangers. A virtual coach guides the employee through the training; softly spoken, inquisitive and curious.

Expand Experience

Puts the learners in a realistic environment where they can practice spotting hazards and making safe decisions.

Create Associations

Experiencing deeper empathy by connecting the impact on the person, their family, colleagues, and the company.

Retain Learning

Long-term memory retention allows the user to retain and recall the concepts and ideas they have learned when they are outside the VR environment.

Virtual Reality Hazard Awareness Training

When training workers on safety, companies are often forced to interrupt their normal business in order to give learners realistic tactical practice.

VR training puts the learners in an immersive, realistic environment where they can practice spotting hazards and making safe decisions. It provides an effective tool for influencing the safe behaviour of team members, in a scalable way, without disrupting operations.

It’s been a conundrum for organisations for a long time: employees can’t get good at something without practice. But real-life practice can be risky. Exposing learners to realistic situations in “live” training can be extremely costly and potentially hazardous.

To further complicate things, training can be logistically challenging, requiring businesses to spend money getting employees together in one physical place, which sometimes requires travel — not to mention time taken away from their roles. Particularly if training must occur in a realistic environment, it can disrupt business beyond simply taking employees away from their jobs.

Immersive learning, especially in virtual reality, proves there’s a new way: a model that doesn’t force employers to choose between scalable learning and effective learning. Employees in high-performing organisations are already learning with immersive technology. This is driving performance improvement, boosting learning outcomes and elevating the employee experience. VR is highly effective for on-the-job training — not just new training, but ongoing and repeated learning throughout an employee’s career.

The Immersive Learning Studio work with progressive organisations to help their employees succeed through the application of creative and immersive learning experiences.

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