Safety Day with the use of virtual reality

VR gives 100% engagement in safety events!

Safety Day constitutes a great way to engage employees and improve their knowledge concerning security. Thanks to the VR technology, there will also be new options of getting involved through OSH, fire protection, and first aid apps. People put on VR goggles and complete the app, thanks to which they are 100% focused on an experience in virtual reality. The apps can also be used as stages in a competition in which participants earn points as they complete dedicated training stations. Thanks to the results saving system, it is possible to quickly determine the winner. Each station should include an instructor who discusses the task, takes care of safety, explains the app, and determines the best player.

An event with VR goggles can include up to 5 stations. The number of googles depends on how many people participate in the competition. Below we present a brief description of each station.

VR evacuation

App description:  the participant must escape a burning building and extinguish the fire using a fire extinguisher and hydrant. Later we move to a room covered by fire (fire captured with a 360 camera).

Knowledge: the app was developed on the basis of the British Standard and presents scenarios concerning how to behave when you see a fire and what to do when you hear a fire alarm. Additionally, you gain knowledge concerning fire-fighting devices, evacuation principles, extinguishing equipment, hand-held fire-fighting equipment, and fire hazards.

VR first aid

App description:  the participant must provide first aid in various situations. Including: a cut, resuscitation, defibrillation, and choking. The app is connected to a dummy, thanks to which we can read the number of compressions and their pace. What’s interesting, the program reads not only the clicks made with the remote, but also the player’s voice.

Knowledge:  the app was developed on the basis of an algorithm of basic procedures: resuscitation and automatic external defibrillation (BLS/AED) of the European Resuscitation Council. Additionally, the app presents an algorithm for dealing with adults with obstructed airways caused by a foreign body.

 

Road accident/hitting a pedestrian

App description:  the app consists of two parts. In the first one, the player is a witness to a road accident, and the task is to save a person trapped in a burning car.

In the second one, we see a pedestrian being hit, from the first person perspective. The task is to provide first aid, treat fractures, and use the first aid kit.

Knowledge:  the player learns how to properly perform a rescue operation, including: how to notify proper services, provide help, and handle rescue equipment.

 

We’ll do it together – team VR game

App description:  the players have 5 minutes to read the manual that will help them disarm a dangerous load. The game takes place in teams.

Knowledge:  players learn about team work, cooperation, and skillful command.

Walk at heights

 App description:  the competitors must overcome their weaknesses and attempt to cross a two-meter board at a height of 100 meters. O course, the game takes place in the virtual reality technology.

Knowledge:  the participants master the ability to remain calm during potentially dangerous and crisis situations

 

VR apps offer many opportunities concerning employee involvement and will never leave the participant without thoughts concerning security. Thanks to real situations that the players face, we increase the likelihood of correct behavior during an actual emergency.

According to research, VR apps increase memorizing the presented training material by up to 7 times, so it’s worth trying and using this technology to support safety in your own workplace.

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Taking OSH training to the next level with Virtual Reality - EHS VR whitepaper