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Preventing occupational risks with immersive training.

Employers are legally obliged to prevent occupational risks. Indeed, they must ensure the health and safety of employees. Moreover, by mastering risks, employees become more efficient daily. To reduce work accidents and occupational diseases in a company, it is advisable to train employees using virtual reality. This innovative technique proves very beneficial.


Understanding the stakes of occupational risks

Definition of occupational risks

An occupational risk refers to the likelihood of an employee suffering physical or mental harm following exposure to a dangerous situation during their work. To reduce these risks, employers are required to take protective measures. Risk hunting remains an essential tool for health at work prevention.

Consequences of work accidents and occupational diseases

Work accidents and occupational diseases have human, legal, socio-economic, and financial consequences:

Human consequences

The human consequences of security risks are many, including loss of motor or sensory capacity, treatment of lesions, and the onset of a disability. In extreme cases, accidents can be fatal.

Legal consequences

Since preventing occupational risks is a legal obligation, work accidents and diseases can lead to litigation between a company and its employees. The employer's civil liability being engaged, they might have to pay damages. To avoid legal consequences, implementing an HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) training is highly recommended.

Socio-economic consequences

If a company struggles with managing occupational risks, it can damage its reputation and image. This might make it challenging to find suppliers and new talent.

Financial consequences

Work-related illnesses and accidents are financed by the company. Additionally, they result in indirect costs such as employee training, changes in work organization, and equipment repair.

Employers' legal obligation to prevent risks

Employers must take preventive measures to ensure health and safety at work. If not adhered to, they'll be held accountable for accidents and diseases in their company. Identifying dangers requires a risk assessment, resulting in a Single Document for the Evaluation of Occupational Risks (DUERP in French). It helps define an action plan and implement a prevention approach.


Traditional safety training methods

Face-to-face training

Face-to-face training usually occurs in small groups and is led by a trainer within the company premises. Its aim is to impart all the knowledge needed for daily occupational risk prevention. Participants can directly ask the trainer questions during each session, which helps reassure them. Moreover, direct interaction enhances employee engagement.

Conventional educational materials

To aid knowledge assimilation, trainers use various materials, including:

  • slides;
  • whiteboards;
  • diagrams;
  • images and videos;
  • audio files;
  • laptops;
  • flip charts...

Limitations of these methods

Despite their benefits, traditional training methods have shortcomings:

Lack of practical application

The main drawback of conventional training is the absence of practical application. Participants might understand the specifics of occupational risk prevention, but without applying theoretical knowledge, they may be clueless when faced with a hazardous situation.

Lack of motivation

Despite the materials used, traditional training doesn't always yield expected results, primarily due to employee disengagement. They remain seated throughout, resulting in decreased concentration and low information retention.

Lack of participation

In traditional training, trainers often don't anticipate participant engagement, only focusing on completing the program without evaluations, vital for gauging understanding levels. Thus, old methods don't guarantee training objectives are met.


Advantages of immersive training in businesses

Definition of immersive training

Immersive training is an innovative pedagogical method where learners apply acquired knowledge directly. This is achieved by immersing them in a 3D world through modern technology: virtual reality. The objective is to provide realistic experiences.

How does it engage and train employees?

During immersion, the learner becomes an active participant, no longer just sitting but actively engaging. This boosts motivation and confidence. Also, the virtual environment is more fun and dynamic. Every participant uses a VR headset, eliminating distractions.

Benefits regarding knowledge retention and effectiveness

The human brain can remember 60% of performed actions. Hence, immersive training ensures better information retention. It's an effective technique for developing reflexes and habits sustainably. Furthermore, it encourages making mistakes, allowing learners to adopt best practices by repeating actions.


Immersive Factory solutions

Customizable immersive training

To assist in preventing occupational risks, we offer customizable immersive training. They are subscription-based and frequently updated to meet business safety challenges. We adapt content according to your needs and industry, collaborating with experts like instructional designers, researchers, and technical consultants.

Fields covered by training

Our immersive training can be used in areas such as:

  • Road safety;
  • Construction;
  • Logistics;
  • Health;
  • Food industry;
  • Universities;
  • Pharmaceutical industry.

Success stories of businesses investing in this training

Many companies, like Bouygues Construction, Orange, and Sodexo, use virtual reality for training. With VR headsets, raising awareness about safety risks becomes straightforward. Learning is instantaneous without booking rooms, slots, or facilitators. Participants can experience immersion at their convenience. For instance, Bouygues Construction used immersive training to sensitize its workers about construction site risks. It helped them grasp safety stakes in their work environment. In a different sector, Orange provided its employees VR training on public speaking. Using headsets, they felt the same sensations as facing a real audience, helping overcome fears and improve speeches.

Invest in Immersive Factory solutions

To ensure employee protection in your company, invest in our immersive training solutions. We consider prevention principles to create programs meeting your expectations. Our goal is to centralize innovation in your safety culture while minimizing occupational risks.

Consult our training programs

To ensure the prevention of occupational risks, check out our programs on our website. Get in touch with one of our sales representatives to learn about our services and the procedures for implementing training actions in your company.

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