Orientation training can involve getting familiar with a worksite location. An example of this is oil rig safety inductions.
Based on the requirements of your organisation, safety training can be orientation, theoretical or procedural training. The main benefit of using VR as an immersive training tool is that you can put trainees in many situations that would simply not be justified in real life.
Orientation training can involve getting familiar with a worksite location. An example of this is oil rig safety inductions. The cost of having a person on a rig is large, and if orientation is done onshore before going offshore, there can be a significant saving to the organisation. For an experience that is realistic (see details below on quality), if an environment is modelled accurately and users are given a VR orientation experience, users will immediately know their surroundings, feeling like they have been there.
An example of such an orientation is VR display homes. Such homes can give home buyers a very good sense of the home, enabling them to make informed buying decisions. Figure 9 shows users exploring home designs in a VR experience.
Example of an electrical substation induction.
Users really engage with the experiences that we provide in VR. Users who are asked to go from the front of the house to the back of the house, or upstairs to down stairs will do so with ease, because just like walking into a real house you have a spatial awareness that is naturally built up by the mind.
All safety training can be done more effectively in VR.