Updated: May 30, 2019
The HazID platform uses Virtual Reality (VR) to enable trainees to look around a virtual environment of the working area, whilst interacting with various Points of Interest (POI) and questions about hazards that are present.
Whilst this functionality substantially increases trainee engagement and memory retention, there are additional hidden benefits that are realized through the HazID platform. Because the system is software-based, the behavior of each trainee can be measured in detail, making it the ideal tool for safety training and behavioral research.
HazID allows your organisation to gain insight into metrics such as:
Measuring what someone looks at, when they look at it, for how long, and in what order they found relevant POIs
Record the choices made and questions answered by the trainee
Know how long it took to complete a task
All of the data for each individuals training sessions is stored securely in your HazID Cloud library which can be accessed allowing for further analysis and research.
The above screenshots shows an individual trainee's results from within the HazID Admin Portal. Yellow stars mark correct answers whereas grey stars show questions answered incorrectly. Delving deeper into particular questions, training facilitators can see how many times trainees incorrectly identified hazards (Incorrect Clicks) or used the D-Pad on the controller for additional assistance to point out where the hazard was.
Beyond this, there are more advanced ways of assessing training results.
For new or existing trainees being exposed virtually to a hazardous working environment, heat maps allow you to view what draws their attention - and then teach them how to properly respond in real life. The HazID Heat Map records what a trainee is looking at during a training session according to a rainbow color scale. Red spots are the most-stared-at, longest-attention-holding POIs. Nearing the cooler end of the spectrum, focus decreases.
This is extremely insightful. For instance, in a highly hazardous stress situation like a potential fall of ground in an underground mine, what if you could view what is drawing their attention as they assess the virtual situation? You can then teach them, if they’re focusing on the wrong things, to overcome their instincts and take a more logical approach to situation assessment, hazard identification and risk mitigation.
Advanced Report Visualization
This allows for further information to be assessed, both at an individual level or aggregated at module or organisation level.
At individual trainee level, organisations are also able to follow the progress of trainees and monitor the effectiveness of their training over time.
At an aggregated level, trends within the employee workforce can be identified - where weaknesses are identified they can be addressed through additional training or company communications.
Ultimately, the more insights you can gain into a trainee's strengths and weaknesses when it comes to hazard identification, the better your organisation will be equipped to proactively mitigate risk and drive a successful and positive safety agenda.