Digital technology transforming safety training for construction workers

Digital technology transforming safety training for construction workers

There is no denying that safety training for all construction industry workers is an area that needs tidying up.


It’s true that health and safety guidelines have evolved, and most workplaces have moved on from safety training consisting of a verbal overview and some laminated handouts, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement.


Lives are too important to risk with inadequate guidance. Businesses, trainers, manufacturers and equipment hire centres all have a role in combining active learning with digital technology to transform safety training outcomes.


Even occupations and workplaces that don’t involve obvious risks or hazards become dangerous in a crisis or emergency.


Every worker should arm themselves with first aid training as a basic foundation, and build on the knowledge with workplace-specific safety skills. You will keep yourself and others safe, and can fast-track your career.


Here are a few construction industry areas where virtual reality, augmented reality and simulation-based training methods are using digital technology to transform safety training for workers.


Electrical safety is improved dramatically with simulation-based training.

Accredited training organisations use actors, props, real emergency equipment and simulated life-threatening scenarios for an immersive training experience.


Digital technology provides a realistic backdrop for assessing training performance, workplace productivity and working safely with high-voltage and low-voltage (household) electricity.

There is no denying that safety training for all construction industry workers is an area that needs tidying up.


It’s true that health and safety guidelines have evolved, and most workplaces have moved on from safety training consisting of a verbal overview and some laminated handouts, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement.


Lives are too important to risk with inadequate guidance. Businesses, trainers, manufacturers and equipment hire centres all have a role in combining active learning with digital technology to transform safety training outcomes.


Even occupations and workplaces that don’t involve obvious risks or hazards become dangerous in a crisis or emergency.


Every worker should arm themselves with first aid training as a basic foundation, and build on the knowledge with workplace-specific safety skills. You will keep yourself and others safe, and can fast-track your career.


Here are a few construction industry areas where virtual reality, augmented reality and simulation-based training methods are using digital technology to transform safety training for workers.


Electrical safety is improved dramatically with simulation-based training.

Accredited training organisations use actors, props, real emergency equipment and simulated life-threatening scenarios for an immersive training experience.


Digital technology provides a realistic backdrop for assessing training performance, workplace productivity and working safely with high-voltage and low-voltage (household) electricity.


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