Can you properly prepare your team to operate complex machinery, navigate dangerous procedures, or respond to emergencies using PowerPoint or videos?
In a refinery, petrochemical plant, offshore platform, LNG facility or any other operation that works with heavy equipment, hazardous materials, and dangerous conditions, you can't cost-effectively or responsibly create a gas leak, explosion or a planned maintenance shut-in without completely disrupting operations, incurring heavy fines or endangering personnel.
HTX can simulate emergencies, cause an equipment malfunction, and allow workers to safely practice dangerous procedures repeatedly to train via a learn-by-doing approach and allow them to gain hands-on experience, proficiency, and confidence for real world situations.
Immersive training programs provide the ability to prepare your entire operations team to safely manage and repair equipment, identify and avoid hazards, respond to a crisis and so much more.
Approximately 150 catastrophic accidents occur every year in US chemical facilities, according to the EPA. In the offshore segment alone, the BSEE recorded 429 incidents in 2017, which included 73 fires or explosions.
Routine maintenance of compressors, valves, and pumps plays a big role in providing a safe environment for employees and surrounding communities. Operating, maintaining and repairing heavy industrial equipment is based on accurately performing processes and procedures that can easily be recreated in virtual reality. These immersive experiences can then be used to efficiently and effectively train facilities personnel, engineers and supervisors in a way that allows them to “learn by doing” and where “mistakes are free”.
Prevention is a key safety mantra, and it begins with training employees to recognize, avoid and intervene to prevent potentially hazardous situations from occurring. Using our EMPACT platform in combination with our immersive training simulations, we can simulate a wide variety of hazards and safety situations to assist with OSHA compliance and Life Criticals training. Each experience includes consequential learning so employees understand the ramifications and impact of their actions.
If you’d like to work with us to create new types of hazardous situations, position hazards in a new type of virtual environment, or create a brand new experience or a series of simulations, our team is poised to work with you to develop a custom training solution. We can design a tailor-made experience that incorporates site-specific requirements to train on company best practices and regulations.
Immersive technology allows you to take ownership of your learning. It offers a highly flexible environment via a head-mounted display (HMD) and commercial software to practice and perfect processes at your own pace. At the same time, you’ll gain firsthand experience, and commit to memory the steps required for optimal performance.
“The training simulations we are creating with HTX Labs are first and foremost about ensuring the safety of our clients, our employees and the environment. We believe this new and innovative immersive training will go a long way to improving the learning experience, so people can practice handling hazardous materials from the safety of their desk, and will then remember the procedures while onsite.”
HTXLabs, LLC, the creator of enterprise immersive training simulations and technology for global business entities and government institutes, and Solvay GBU Peroxides North America, an industry leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals, announced today a joint agreement to create a line of Virtual Reality (VR) training programs focused on hazardous material handling and industrial procedures to support the chemical industry.MoreRead More
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