Current safety training environments fall short on successfully educating a diverse workforce and maintaining high training retention rates. Instead, bare-minimum compliance standards continue to characterize a training curriculum delivered mostly in one language through lectures, handouts, videos, and online modules. Lack of meaningful hands-on experience leaves learners without the on-site, immersive training they require to fully recognize the scope of workplace risks and the best practices to mitigate and prevent unsafe incidents. A worker’s first time driving a forklift or operating a crane should not be on site; inexperience does not lead to the best outcomes.
Trainees inspect a site identifying hazards and demonstrating safety knowledge about the associated risks and remediation practices.
An aptitude test for working at heights
Augment forklift safety training in an immersive warehouse environment
Test user’s electrical LOTO safety training in an immersive elevator machine room environment
Excavation Site Safety VR 360
Let users explore an active excavation project while learning core safety knowledge
Fully immersive virtual workplaces and scenarios
Customizable environments and training content
Quantitative feedback with performance analytics
Coming in 2019
Active Shooter Survivor
Frequently Asked Questions
What hardware do I need to use the modules?
NextWave’s VR training software requires a PC computer running Windows 7/8/10 with a minimum of NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 video card and an HTC Vive™ VR system.
How do I access and use each training module?
With internet connection individual training modules can be downloaded remotely. They are launched and run via Steam VR.
Where can I use VR training?
It can be housed in a dedicated training space (at least 10′ x 10′) or be easily packed into a mobile training kit.
How many people can use the VR training at once?
Only one person can wear the VR headset at a time. By mirroring what is seen on a screen, an entire class can view the user’s progress and decision making in real time.
How much time is required to complete the VR training modules?
From 2 to 15 minutes, depending upon module and training objectives.
Do I need an instructor?
While we recommend the VR as an instructional tool to be used by a trainer, users can go through all modules independently and without oversight. All modules come with a user manual.
Do I need an IT team to setup?
Nope! NextWave provides comprehensive guides to walk our users through the setup process for the equipment, software, and the actual use of the VR system.
Can I substitute any other VR systems?
No, currently we only support the HTC Vive™.