How to use virtual reality for occupational Risk prevention training ?

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How to use virtual reality for occupational Risk prevention training ?

Doing virtual reality training for employees of an industry allows them to put into practice scenarios that are often dangerous or complex to experience in the real world.

Fundamental underpinnings of worker protection against risks related to the work environment, it is increasingly necessary to invest in effective occupational risk prevention.

What is virtual reality training ? 

Virtual reality training refers to digital simulation of real world scenarios for training purposes, achieved with a virtual reality headset. It can be based only on 3D modeling, but it can also be hybrid with real elements and 3D integrations. Most companies strive to enhance the ability of their employees to learn and apply new skills and information.

The advantage of this training is immersion. It allows to answer several recurrent problems in the field of the so-called "classic" training, such as long training times, high costs of face-to-face training that must be constantly renewed, poor immersion in the professional reality, and a motivation that is complicated to define.

Virtual reality training, a true asset for your employees and your industry

Opt for the realization of the training of your employees in virtual reality allows them a total immersion within your industry. The VR training represents a real added value for your employees compared to a physical training :

  • Immersion in total safety

The main advantage of a VR training is the user's immersion in a 360° environment. This immersion can be in a real or fictitious work environment. With VR, your employees can be transposed into their own work environment with real-life training scenarios. Going further, trainers in the solution can be managers/colleagues to further humanize the module.

With this tool, your employees can participate in a variety of scenarios : falls from a height, crushing risk, chemical risk, all in total safety. These workshops can be validated with quizzes, moral commitment questions or a sign-in sheet for traceability.

  • A way to increase your employees' ability to retain information

During their occupational Risk Prevention program, your employees will be safe, thanks to a situation setting.

The employees will be immersed in a 360° universe, their attention will be captured more easily, making it easier for them to memorize information. Today, 80% of information is retained with a VR medium up to one year after the training, compared to only 20% of information one week after a traditional training. This figure can be explained by the fact that they are no longer spectators but actors of their training.

Your employees can learn up to 4 times faster than with traditional training, not to mention employees transit and installation time who are going to physical premises.

  • Virtual reality training, a social improvement and financial loss reduction approach

After a VR training of risk simulations, your employees will have a 50 to 70% decrease in work accidents, sick leave and turnover.

VR training is interesting for your employees when we know that on average in France, depending on the size of the industry, 7 to 10% of employees have had a Workplace Accident over a 12 month period. This training also has a beneficial effect for your industry as it reduces financial loses.

  • A tool easy to deploy

The time allocated to training is often very short and it is not always possible to go to the field. Virtual reality allows you to take a few seconds to transpose yourself into a relevant, scripted environment. Easy to use, it is easy to take control and it is suitable for all types of employee profiles. Digital, it also makes it possible to collect data and thus monitor the impact of training on users.

Virteem, expert in virtual reality and 3D manipulations

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Since 10 years, Virteem is expert in the creation of 360° immersive environments and virtual reality manipulation solutions for 10 years. We develop simple, effective and measurable training modules for our clients, such as Louis Vuitton, Cisbio and Novo Nordisk.

With technical processes becoming more and more complex, traditional methods of Occupational Risk Prevention no longer answer effectively to realities of the working world. Virtual reality training for your employees is an innovative solution and has proven to be more effective than traditional training : 48% of employees subjected to virtual reality training have integrated the company's values, compared to only 3% of employees enrolled in "traditional" training.

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