In the United States, noncompliance with Lockout Tagout (LOTO) requirements results in over 3,300 citations, $9M in penalties and hundreds of injuries every year. Therefore, LOTO training for technicians and auditors is of high importance to many heavy industries. With the Optech4D Fully Immersive Training Simulator we are able to simulate the LOTO (Lockout Tagout) audit procedure training using VR. By partnering with Oculus Rift, we have been able to build a virtual world where the trainee can walk through their facility to check all critical equipment and verify that it is properly de-energized, tagged and locked out. If mistakes are made during the audit, the trainee will experience consequences they would see in real life such as gas leaks from a pipeline, fluid spillage from a tank and even a fire. With the use of the new LEAP Motion sensor, users can interact with the virtual world with their hands as it recognizes each joint, lending the ability to turn valves, flip switches and move objects.
Training through VR reduces risk and improves safety by allowing technicians to make mistakes in the safety of a virtual facility, instead of in the field.
Gaps in the training module can be easily identified and quickly improved upon with the help of Optech4D’s cloud-based server.
By using data analytics clients have the power to closely monitor their training programs and track their employee’s progress.