Fire safety - why do we need VR?

Prepare employees for emergencies through VR simulations

Fire safety - why do we need VR?

Company executives and HR are constantly looking for more effective and profitable ways to train employees, especially when it comes to safety. According to current legislation, fire training is mandatory in almost every enterprise, since this threat is universal.

Each of us can recall how boring safety classes can be. Usually we think that nothing bad will happen and all this reference knowledge is useless without practical skills, so the information heard is quickly forgotten. The correct organization of actions to rescue people before the arrival of the fire brigade directly depends on the quality of practical exercises and training sessions aimed at preventing the occurrence of panic and other negative consequences of the erratic behavior of employees in any emergency. Safety trainings should be easy to remember so that employees can apply the knowledge gained in practice without any problems.

To solve this problem, an excellent solution would be to use immersive technologies to prepare personnel for a wide range of situations, including domestic and chemical fires. Virtual reality technology allows you to convey the necessary information in a new exciting way, transforming the educational process from passive theoretical to practical. In VR, students can gain the knowledge and experience they need to be safe during a real emergency.

It is also important to take into account that everyone learns at different speeds and perceives information through different channels: visual, auditory, tactile. Therefore, it is necessary to use different teaching methods in order to reach more people. VR incorporates visual, auditory, tactile and other sensory information, making the experience real and believable, and learning effective. Virtual reality tries to imitate life, so every action in VR has its own consequences. This allows you to make mistakes and repeat tasks again without damaging equipment or injuring anyone in the process.

Additional benefits of using VR trainers:

·       Training in dangerous work from a safe location;

·       Development of a culture of safety;

·       Reducing the time spent on fire suppression activities;

·       Reducing the financial costs of training and organizing practical classes;

·      Reduction of unplanned expenses for repair/replacement of equipment in case of timely elimination of the fire.

The use of VR results in increased productivity, reduced errors in the workplace, and an improved overall safety culture. This format of training always arouses more interest among employees than the usual briefing.

Using our Courz® platform, you can constantly update the course content if you have new industrial equipment or regulations change. You can also evaluate and record students' actions in real time for data analysis.

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