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How VR training can reduce workplace injuries

By August 16, 2023October 4th, 2023No Comments
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Health and Safety

In recent years, VR Training has proven to be of massive significance when training employees. We explore how VR Training can reduce workplace injuries and what the potentials are for VR Training and how it can help employees avoid accidents and injuries on the job.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 mandates employers to provide the necessary information, instruction, training, and supervision for employee safety. CIPD reported health and safety training offered to employees (55% full-time, 64% part-time). 81% of H&S professionals face challenges releasing employees for training. 75% believe employees disregard safety training due to a lack of engagement and updated materials.

Rising health awareness, reduced unemployment, and cost-cutting efforts in businesses are driving demand for H&S services. UK’s workplace injuries cost £7.6 billion in 2019/20. In 2020/21, the Health and Safety Executive fined £26.9 million for breaches. American Society of Safety Professionals states that $4 is saved for each $1 invested in occupational safety & health. Companies are rethinking training, and finding virtual methods more effective and economical.

The survey results, released by Intertek Alchemy, shows a comprehensive analysis of challenges companies face when it comes to worker safety.

VR training has proven to be an effective tool compared to traditional methods. Companies in high-risk industries experienced a 43% reduction in injury rates after implementing virtual reality training.

Health and Safety VR Training

Our VR Training app simulates real-world scenarios, offering interactive feedback for comprehensive team preparation. Modules cover fall protection, lockout/tagout, hazardous waste handling, and more. Our tailored training equips your team with essential skills for a safe, compliant workplace.

Manual Handling Training

Manual handling is a major cause of workplace injuries, often overlooked in Health and Safety. MOONHUB’s immersive module, curated with top expert Amy Stillwell-Cox, provides essential skills. Experience realistic VR scenarios to learn proper techniques, ensuring workplace safety and injury prevention.

According to a Health and Safety Authority report, manual handling training has been identified as the most common system’s failure for lifting heavy/ awkward loads.

Fire Awareness Training

Our Fire Awareness Virtual Reality training is a cutting-edge program developed to help people understand the dangers of fire and how to stay safe in the event of a fire. Through this training, users will gain a better understanding of fire safety and be better prepared to respond to a real-life fire.

Upcoming First Aid VR Training Module

Our First Aid VR training will be developed to be an immersive experience that allows users to become first responders in the real world. Training includes realistic scenarios and challenges, allowing users to learn the necessary protocols, techniques, and skills to respond in urgent situations.

For more information and any questions you may have please reach out to us by contacting us here.