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HAE VR Training Program Wins Prestigious Award

Award given for innovation in health and safety training


The Hire Association Europe HAE has won a prestigious award in the Commitment to Skills category of the PLANTWORX Innovation Awards for its use of virtual reality and oculus rift technology for Health & Safety training.

The award was presented at a lunch held at Carlton Terrace House in London on Thursday 6th April. Attendees included judges, sponsors and members of the PLANTWORX team, along with representatives of the press.

PLANTWORX is a show shaped by the industry and its innovation awards recognise those forward-thinking exhibitors who are helping to improve the efficiency and safety of construction sites. The HAE entry clearly demonstrates the association’s commitment to ensuring access to training and safety guidance is more readily available to a wider audience which impressed the judges. Particularly impressive given that the organisers stated that it was a tough category with a record number of entries.

Included within, the now award winning, training programme are working at height and cut-off saw modules. HAE, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE) have adopted the latest in gaming and VR technology to produce a risk assessment approach to fault finding.

Users must first select the correct PPE for the job in hand, identify areas of risk and undertake a series of multiple choice questions to complete the module.

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