Current safety training environments fall short on successfully educating a diverse workforce and maintaining high training retention rates. Instead, bare-minimum compliance standards continue to characterize a training curriculum delivered mostly in one language through lectures, handouts, videos, and online modules. Lack of meaningful hands-on experience leaves learners without the on-site, immersive training they require to fully recognize the scope of workplace risks and the best practices to mitigate and prevent unsafe incidents. A worker’s first time driving a forklift or operating a crane should not be on-site; inexperience does not lead to the best outcomes.
Benefits of Virtual Reality
- Success with all learning styles
- Eliminate risk and safety concerns
- Reduce training budget
- Repetition creates successful action
- Effective and efficient for large and small companies
- Applicable to every industry
Trainees inspect a site identifying hazards and demonstrating safety knowledge about the associated risks and remediation practices.
An aptitude test for working at heights. Inspect your fall protection system and make sure to tie off before working 30 stories above the city streets.
Augment forklift safety training in an immersive warehouse environment.
Test user’s electrical LOTO safety training in an immersive elevator machine room environment.
Excavation Site Safety VR 360
Let users explore an active excavation project while learning core safety knowledge.
Practical training for workplace active shooter scenario in a safe and controlled environment.
NYCHA Mold Inspector VR 360
SOP Inspection and Building Science training NYCHA facilities personnel. Identify hazards and determine root causes.
Test propane technicians’ ability to safely perform a pilot lighting procedure in a basement environment.
Select your PPE and perform a personal risk assessment prior to completing the job.
Identify risks and evaluate user’s safety knowledge on a multi-story interactive virtual scaffold.
General Industry Safety
An interactive high bay warehouse environment populated with two dozen randomized hazards for
trainees to identify and remediate
Safe Patient Handling
Learn to operate the equipment to safely transport and accommodate patients in this safe patient handling training for the healthcare industry
Frequently Asked Questions
What hardware do I need to use the modules?
NextWave’s VR training software requires a PC computer running Windows 7/8/10 with a minimum of NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 video card and an HTC Vive VR system.
How do I access and use each training module?
With internet connection individual training modules can be downloaded remotely. They are launched and run via Steam VR.
Where can I use VR training?
It can be housed in a dedicated training space (at least 10′ x 10′) or be easily packed into a mobile training kit.
How many people can use the VR training at once?
Only one person can wear the VR headset at a time. By mirroring what is seen on a screen, an entire class can view the user’s progress and decision making in real time.
How much time is required to complete the VR training modules?
From 2 to 15 minutes, depending upon module and training objectives.
Do I need an instructor?
While we recommend the VR as an instructional tool to be used by a trainer, users can go through all modules independently and without oversight. All modules come with a user manual.
Do I need an IT team to setup?
Nope! NextWave provides comprehensive guides to walk our users through the setup process for the equipment, software, and the actual use of the VR system.
Can I substitute any other VR systems?
No. Currently, depending on modules, we support the HTC Vive VR system or the Oculus Go. Our future roadmap will support additional platforms.
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NextWave’s Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced safety training is designed to reproduce practical scenarios in a virtual environment. The result is that we provide safe and effective guidance for situations that are too difficult, expensive, or dangerous to prepare for in the real world.
NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc.
NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc. is on a mission to build the future of safety training and workplace safety by developing cutting-edge technology that reduces workplace incidents, drives efficiency, reduces costs, and mitigates risk. NextWave Safety is the first company to digitize the compliance, training, and bid process, bringing an unprecedented level of transparency and efficiency to workers, insurers, contractors, and developers.
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