Engineering and construction company Bechtel will begin using Human Condition Safety's SafeScan job training to virtual train its workers before sending them out on the job. SafeScan is a virtual reality immersion training method similar to realistic video games.
"Workers will train wearing VR headsets in a simulation of dangerous task procedures, allowing trainees to repeatedly practice risky work situations in the safety of a classroom," says Human Condition Safety chief executive officer, Peter E. Raymond.
With the virtual reality training, workers can practice challenging skills such as unloading a beam from a crane 20 stories high on a foggy morning before they are asked to perform such a task out on the job. Bechtel will being using the SafeScan training modules at its Bechtel Innovation Center in Houston.
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