OHS Training in VR

Another boring training session? Not this time.

A familiar component of most of our career paths: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training. Employees have mixed feelings about them: some see it as a break from work duties, others as a waste of time that could be better spent on work tasks. Few go to the training eager for the experiences they might have there, expecting to take away something more than just a certificate of completion. Well…
We’re changing that! With VR technology, trainees can do more than just listen to a presenter or watch instructive videos of hazardous events. Participants in our VR courses can immerse themselves in a virtual factory, where they can not only familiarize themselves with the manufacturing processes of various industries but also make mistakes and experience their consequences firsthand. Most of us think we know how to behave in an emergency, but when the alarm goes off and the virtual fire is so close and so real that you’re afraid to reach out to it, will you be able to keep your cool while following protocol to conduct an efficient evacuation and fire-fighting operation?
Trainees in traditional training usually ask, “Is it over yet? Can I go now?”. Meanwhile, our OHS VR Training typically ends with questions like, “Is it already over? Can I do it again?”

Design Your Production Line and Set Production Parameters

To enter the production hall and familiarize yourself with its operation, you first need to design it and set the production parameters. You stand before a model table, and using models of necessary machines, you must arrange them so the line can create the required elements. Once this is successful, you then set production parameters like the size of the elements produced, production speed, and the material used.

Familiarize Yourself with Complex Manufacturing Processes and Take Control of Them

Once the line is correctly designed and the production parameters are set, it’s time to personally ensure the correct running of the production process.

In fully automated production halls, you can observe step-by-step the manufacturing and processing of individual elements. For the first time, you can take and closely examine products at various stages of their production and processing. Just don’t lose anything – after thoroughly examining the quality of the elements, put them back on the production line to go through further processing phases. However, not everything happens automatically. Some processes require active employee involvement in producing final products. That’s where the trainees come in, tasked with starting the production line, installing material in the CNC machine, or packing finished elements into a transport crate. Information boards with detailed descriptions, placed at all key positions in the hall, will help understand the complexities of the processes.

Now That You Know How the Production Line Works, Great! Now Let’s Test Your Theoretical Knowledge and Ability to Apply It in Practice.

Virtual reality is the ideal environment to learn theoretical knowledge interactively. We have prepared theoretical compilations from various fields of safety and hygiene at work and tests to check the acquired knowledge. Do you know the correct markings of evacuation routes, hazards in production halls, and fire-fighting equipment? Do you know what personal protective equipment is and when it should be used? Are you familiar with the procedures in case of a fire? If not, no problem: you can learn all this in an easy, accessible, and fascinating way. And it won’t be dry, bookish knowledge, because right after completing the theoretical training, it will be time to confirm the mastered topics in practice.

Please Take Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and Wear Suitable Protective Clothing and Footwear.

For each module of theoretical topics, we have prepared a practical task scenario on previously designed halls. Remember, do not start any work without equipping yourself with the appropriate personal protective equipment or protective clothing:
– The hall, where numerous heavy machines operate, can sometimes be very loud, so professional protective earmuffs should definitely help. Protect your hearing and increase work comfort by wearing them before starting tasks.
– An antistatic wristband is indispensable for working with electronics. Don’t forget to wear it.
– Protective glasses may limit the field of vision a bit, but they can save your eyesight while working with CNC machines, as you can almost find out for yourself thanks to VR technology.
These are just individual examples of the practical use of personal protective equipment available in OHS VR Training, which should also be chosen carefully depending on the tasks you have to perform. Wearing everything you find and taking random accessories to work can be more harmful than helpful and negatively affect the training assessment. However, the lack of proper safeguards can have painful consequences – fortunately, only for our “virtual self.”

Something’s Not Right. It Needs Reporting!

In practical training, you have a direct impact on your safety and that of your colleagues in the hall. Make sure that the evacuation routes are clear, everyone is equipped appropriately for their duties, and that there are enough fire extinguishers in designated places. If you notice deviations from the norm, report them immediately: safety is most important!
It’s also important that the production line works smoothly and efficiently. So, if you get a task to replace a saw blade or a furnace controller, don’t delay. Take the tools and spare parts and get to work. Just remember to turn off the machine before starting work because it can end badly, but you know that. Right? Let’s get to work!

Is This Your First Contact with VR Technology? No Problem.

The built-in intuitive tutorial will step-by-step familiarize you with the wide possibilities of virtual reality. From looking around and moving through the production hall, through moving objects, to making the first element on the CNC machine and configuring various production parameters.

The application includes the following modules:

Designing Halls for 4 Different Industries:

1. CNC – metal processing and advanced element production for automotive and aviation.
2. SMD – precise production of complex electronic circuits on printed circuit boards.
3. Production of aluminum profiles from heating raw material to packaging the final product.
4. Manufacturing of furniture elements on an automated production line.

Interactive Theoretical and Practical Training in the Field of:

1.Safety Engineering and Occupational Hygiene.
2. Hazards in production plants.
3. Use of personal protective equipment.
4. Fire safety.

Familiarization with the operation of production processes in designed halls and direct participation in their course.

Intuitive and Engaging Tutorial Presenting Both the Basics of Moving in Virtual Reality and the Rules of Operation of Unique Processes in the Application.

The application is available in two versions:

1. For Meta Quest mobile devices
2. For goggles compatible with the Steam VR platform, via a PC

We know how to utilize the potential of virtual reality in your business.