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Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Training Ultimate Guide

Virtual reality is becoming the essential training tool for many industries as quickly as it is developing. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of virtual reality for training and an example of how it is being used by many industries.

VR Safety Training

The Benefits of Virtual Reality for Training

Many major enterprises, including Google, are turning to virtual reality to improve their working processes. There are many benefits to incorporating virtual reality into your company, including these:

A Powerful Training Tool

Virtual reality has already started changing the way many industries train their employees: Operating Room, Armed Forces and Construction

Students receive nearly the same experience as traditional training provides minus the classroom and actual instructor.

Control Your Training Environment

Virtual reality can provide:

  • A realistic scenario…
  • …in a safe and controlled environment that cannot be guaranteed in a real life.
  • Many employers, especially those in high-risk industries, are seeing less accidents during training…
  • …and fewer injuries overall in the workplace.

Safe Time And Money

The remote capabilities of virtual reality make it the most convenient and efficient for training, eliminating in-person education, paid staff and using actual equipment for practice.

Increase Engagement, Productivity and Employee Interest

Not only is virtual reality a pivotal step in attracting the blooming Millennial generation into the workplace but it is also helpful for building customer relations as well.

How Virtual Reality for Training Works

Virtual reality can be totally immersive with special gloves and goggles, or simple and easy to use with inexpensive 3D glasses.

  • Downloadable App: A virtual reality training system can be as simple as an app that is downloaded on a smartphone or tablet, and brings the viewer into the scene of the lessons and modules.
  • Student-Mentor Scenario: Once inside the app, the viewer becomes the student and is introduced to a virtual mentor who leads exercises and tasks.
  • Trial and Error Practice: Students can learn through trial and error and make mistakes via virtual reality; something that is often too dangerous to simulate in real life training.
  • No Risk to Personal Safety or Equipment: Inside a virtual reality training platform, students can learn the right and wrong ways of various tasks without posing any risks to other trainees or the facility.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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