Even in the construction industry, Virtual reality (VR) has altered the way reality is perceived, in that it has revolutionized the industry by allowing for a consequence-free learning environment. The wheels of VR have turned and hence, smart learning has become increasingly in-built in the construction workplace.
Immersive VR systems with improved training strategies are headed in the direction of not just preparing employees and workers with an effective learning experience but also equipping them to stay safe and healthy at work by complying with safety rules.
That’s right, safety as we know is the most common challenge in the construction industry. However, with the help of VR, we can now create direct learning modules that improve safety awareness while providing intuitive training for construction workers. And this, without being too expensive or time-consuming!
The height-related safety problem
Larsen & Toubro, the largest player in the construction space, wanted to recreate its sites and add all elements related to height-related safety and working methodologies – that would help their workers distinguish between the do’s and don’ts at a jobsite.
Our ‘virtual’ solution
We, at Pixel Studios, built virtual reality modules, that helped an individual not only experience the site environment but also experience the dos and don’ts in a 3D perspective, thereby allowing the workers to interact with the safety rules.
The module provided a hands-on experience and the workers were eventually able to distinguish and retain details that were important for safety – such as sporting the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), proper housekeeping, using safety harness hooks and so on.
Adherence to Safety: The client trains more than thousands new joiners every day in various sites. The virtual reality modules have enabled the construction workers not only to practice real-time but has significantly increased adherence to safety rules
Accidents: Since VR provides a realistic experience and increases retention, the number of accidents due to negligence can be brought down
Retention and confidence: It was observed that VR drove more efficiency, accuracy, and overall confidence among their construction workers