Explore the VR solutions we offer those working in the manufacturing industry, including, skill retention, onboarding and health & safety training.
Comprehensive support for learning and development
Reduce the time it takes to train employees. Increase knowledge retention and minimise the learning curve with VR technology.
Supercharge knowledge sharing with VR
VR training is already transforming learning and development initiatives in manufacturing. In fact, 81% of companies expect VR to be a mainstream technology in their organisation within the next five years.
Build a training repository
High employee turnover, seasonal workers, and an ageing workforce all contribute to a manufacturing skills gap that impacts productivity and the bottom line. With VR, training becomes modular and repeatable. This means you can protect the expertise you’ve invested in.
Employee knowledge can be retained forever in a virtual training scenario even if skilled employees leave or retire. And new modules can be added as needed to expand the training repository. This approach also brings consistency to the training process, ensuring every employee gets the same experience.
Lower financial impact
The manufacturing industry places a premium on cost reduction and efficiency. However, traditional training methods don’t support these goals. They are expensive – not just in materials, but the opportunity cost of idle equipment. At the same time, losing people from the production line to upskill or train employees cripples productivity.
VR solves these issues. Training can be conducted in a virtual environment, without the need for an expensive simulator or lost materials. VR also makes training an independent exercise, enabling internal resources to be better allocated to production-oriented tasks.
Minimise the learning curve
Modern production lines are complex and multi-faceted. They need to be managed by skilled employees. But it takes time for new starters to reach their full potential. The longer the training process takes, the longer it is before they get there.
With VR, immersive training modules can be rolled out quickly and consistently at scale. They can be completed anywhere, at any time. And, as employees are practicing in a virtual environment, any mistakes they make while learning won’t slow down the factory.
Reduce human error
Managing a manufacturing plant requires great attention to detail. Even small mistakes can take time and money to put right. Whether it’s conducting proper spot maintenance, correctly instigating a planned shutdown, or ensuring new equipment is being used in the right way, there’s a lot to remember.
VR training helps employees retain more of what they’ve learned, reducing skill-fade and improving decision-making speed by 52%. Not only that, but VR training has been shown to reduce the likelihood of human error by 200%, in part because it’s repeatable and always accessible.
Enhance safety management
A manufacturing plant is a high-risk environment. Training employees on-the-job using live equipment can be dangerous. VR provides a safer, risk-free alternative.
Immersive, hands-on VR training enables real-world practice without the real-world risk. Scenarios that are highly dangerous or hard to reproduce can be easily, and more cost effectively, replicated in a virtual environment. As a result, employees benefit from a more comprehensive training experience – including emergency scenarios.
Discover how VR can transform your workforce
Experiential, immersive VR training is helping the manufacturing industry redefine learning and development to drive growth. Ready to find out more about the Immerse Platform?