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How VR training can reduce workplace injuries: Exploring the potential of VR training to help employees avoid accidents and injuries on the job.

By August 16, 2023September 7th, 2023No Comments

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees. According to the CIPD, the most likely type of training offered to employees was health and safety (55% full-time, 64% part-time). 81% of H&S professionals say breaking people free from work to attend training is a big problem for businesses. 75% of H&S professionals say that employees don’t care about safety training and it could be due to a lack of engagement and refreshed materials.

Higher levels of health consciousness, recovering unemployment levels, and efforts by businesses to enhance productivity by reducing the costs of poor health are expected to boost demand for H&S services. According to Health and Safety Executive, there is a £7.6 billion annual cost of workplace injury in 2019/20 in the UK. In 2020/21 alone, the Health and Safety Executive issued £26.9 million in fines following prosecutions for H&S breaches. According to the American Society of Safety Professionals, $4 is saved for each $1 investment in occupational safety & health. Companies are systemically reviewing and rethinking their approaches to health & safety training and realising that many aspects can be taught more effectively and economically virtually.

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.

MOONHUB’s Health and Safety Training App

Our H&S Virtual Reality Training app is set to simulate real-world scenarios and provide interactive feedback to ensure your team is fully prepared to handle any situation. Our modules cover topics such as fall protection, lockout/tagout, hazardous waste handling, and more. With our tailored approach to safety training, your team will have the knowledge and skills necessary to keep your workplace safe and compliant.

MOONHUB’s Manual Handling Training Module

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of workplace injuries, and yet it is often one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to Health and Safety. MOONHUB’s immersive program, co-curated with Amy Stillwell-Cox, a leading Health & Safety guru, will equip you with crucial skills for safe and effective manual handling. Through realistic VR scenarios, you’ll learn proper lifting, carrying, and movement 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.

MOONHUB’s Fire Awareness Training Module

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.

MOONHUB’s Upcoming First Aid 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.