Virtual Reality enhancing plant safety

Our team on the Western Program Alliance (WPA) is using a virtual reality plant simulator to increase safety awareness.

Previously, commercially available VR units were only used for plant operator training, but our team has customised the use case to increase awareness for all personnel. The program allows anyone to experientially learn the challenges, limitations and risks plant operators face.

This innovative program has not only increased our workers’ plant awareness, but has also improved work practices and methods on site. It has increased plant awareness among those that control or influence activities on site, which has had a positive impact on safety site-wide.