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Why VR trainings?
Adoption of Industry 4.0 is a complicated process, however, gradually following its steps, an industrial company can successfully compete in competition race and become an industry leader.

Sep 15, 2019
Industrial companies face similar challenges which lead to lost profit: high LTIFR, unscheduled equipment downtime, and a long time of scheduled maintenance. Solutions based on immersive reality (digital models and VR simulators) allow solving these problems.
Employee safety and health are top-priority tasks at any industrial enterprise. According to the International Labour Organization, approximately 2.3 million people worldwide die every year as a result of workplace accidents or occupational diseases, which number is equal to large city population.

Accidents and work incapacity lead to equipment idle time and downtime, company's financial losses and tarnished reputation.

Yet too often, accidents and deaths are caused by employee errors, proving that conventional occupational safety trainings are no longer sufficient. Studies show that classroom training and retraining are much less effective than hands-on drills. According to NTL Institute, trainings always result in a partial retention only. Most effective exercise involves both challenging tasks and deep trainee immersion in a production process, i.e. training in real-life facilities.
Enterprises always find it difficult to maintain a variety of training benches and unfeasible to train staff in a real-life facility, and cannot accept any risk of equipment damage. Moreover, while real-life facilities are upgraded from time to time, training center equipment often falls behind.
These problems can be solved with training simulators, which visualize technological processes using VR and 3D technology. In addition, VR makes training as effective as that in real life.

  • VR training is a must when it is hard or impossible to simulate an emergency in real life, such as a high-voltage plant operation or fire.
  • VR trainings also help learn how a certain employee will respond and act in an extraordinary situation. For instance, you can run emergency scenarios in any sequence or even in parallel to make a trainee choose what to do to address the emergency.
These technologies are most demanded in the energy and similar industries where human errors may lead to occupational injuries and even more heavy consequences. Such solutions contribute to industrial risk management during the transition to Industry 4.0 and HSE employee trainings at manufacturing companies.

NGN International offers two VR-based HSE options: development of either VR courses or a comprehensive VR architecture to be further integrated with enterprise production processes.

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