After a strong 2016, the Mining Industry is on track for a year of growth and positivity.
Increased hiring means a greater need for both product and safety training, but taking a machine out of use to train workers leads to expenditure, delays and additional wear and tear on vital and expensive equipment.
The challenge is to safely train new workers without interrupting work, distracting employees and exposing them to dangerous situations, all while maintaining a low cost-base and high productivity.
Plus the training needs to be immersive and life-like enough so that on what is learnt is easily and seamlessly applied in the field.
By creating realistic Virtual Reality scenarios, mining equipment can stay in the field being used by experienced hands while rigorous product and health and safety briefings are carried out in safe but realistic environments.
- Create compelling and memorable experiences that will stay with workers in the event of real-life problems
- Demonstrate complicated pieces of machinery to multiple users without the time and expenditure of bringing people into the field
- Re-create dangerous conditions to test worker’s problem solving abilities without real danger
Reduce wear and tear on expensive machinery
Allow learners to fail safely without consequence
Retention rates significantly improved
Enables sophisticated reporting and feedback