Did you know that 11% of workplace deaths are related to falls at heights? Making it the second leading cause of unintentional death.

Virtual Reality (VR) training is quickly becoming a trend for high-risk industries, such as construction and manufacturing. Studies show that Virtual Reality can increase engagement and retention levels, compared to traditional forms of training.

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Having your employee take in the knowledge is incredibly important when working with high-risk situations such as working from heights.
With VR, employees can immerse themselves with a modern form of education, where they can learn and practice important skills from the comfort of their chair, and this includes working from heights.

The 3D-generated images create a simulated environment that makes the user feel like they are there, however it is completely risk-free.Other than higher engagement and retention rates, VR Training is proven to be a cost-effective method, due to the reduction of travel expenses for employees, as well as staff wages and insurances.

Virtual Reality will give employees the ability to train anytime, anywhere.
Falls are a well-recognised safety hazard and are among the biggest killers of workers. The death is a tragic reminder that WorkSafe will not hesitate to prosecute any employer who fails to do all they can to protect their workers’ health and safety.

An example of negligence…

In 2017 an incident involving a 68-year-old Carpenter ended in tragedy after the company he worked for failed to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and safety, resulting with the man falling 3.1 metres, landing on a concrete slab, and sadly dying from head injuries on the scene.

The Carpenter was scouted for work via a Gumtree advertisement, and it was revealed that workers including the 68-year old man were not provided with a safe work method statement (SWMS) before commencing the high-risk construction work. The Residential Construction Company was fined $850,000 after they pleaded guilty to negligence.

The Solution.

Training employees in a dangerous situation is a thing of the past, but it is important to ensure they are trained. Our working from heights VR experience will give your employee the chance to conduct work from inside an elevated work platform.

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The experience will also provide training in hazard detection and equipment inspection before the employee can begin work and makes the training feel more like a game with the ability to earn points based on correct answers.
Companies are already implementing VR as a tool for training in dangerous situations, VR provides a realistic, safe training environment for employees.

Next World Enterprises is giving you the chance to trial the Working From Heights experience, as well as our Site Inductions, Confined Space, Excavator Safety, and Manual Handling experiences. Contact us today to book your FREE 30-day trial, and join us in the future of training and induction.