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Risk prevention plan in business: use VR.

Implementing risk prevention measures is mandatory in every business. It helps prevent dangers and reduce workplace accidents. Preserving the health and well-being of employees is generally done using specific tools such as the prevention plan. This is an essential document to guarantee safety in business. What is it exactly and how is it developed using virtual reality?

 

The Risk Prevention Plan (PPR)

What is a risk prevention plan?

A risk prevention plan in business is a document aimed at identifying professional risks. It ensures the health and safety of employees from external companies (EE) and the prevention of accidents on user companies’ sites (EI). Thanks to the prevention plan, it is possible to plan prevention measures and coordinate interventions. Note that risk hunting is used as part of a prevention plan.

Principles of the risk prevention plan in business

The risk prevention plan in business is based on essential safety principles:

  • prevent or eliminate risks; 
  • evaluate risks that cannot be avoided; 
  • combat the sources of risks; 
  • adapt work to man; 
  • plan prevention; 
  • take into account the state of technological evolution; 
  • replace dangerous elements and processes; 
  • inform employees; 
  • implement collective protection measures.

Establishing a prevention plan

The risk prevention plan in business must be developed before the start of dangerous work carried out by the external company. Thus, all entities involved in the operation will be aware of the potential risks and necessary prevention measures before the project begins. To draft a prevention plan, it is essential to conduct a professional risk assessment. This involves analyzing dangers and all aspects of the work environment. Risks can be related to the use of machines and chemicals. Then, preventive measures must be taken. It should be noted that it is up to the user company to conduct a prior joint inspection. Then, if professional risks are identified in the intervention area, a risk prevention plan must be established. To obtain a document compliant with labor law rules, you can rely on virtual reality. It is an undeniable asset to guarantee safety at work. Moreover, it is used for various purposes like waste management training.

 

Virtual Reality Training: Advantages for the Company Risk Prevention Plan

Advantages of virtual reality training compared to traditional training

Virtual reality training has multiple advantages:

Scenario Creation of a Work Environment

Virtual reality allows for the scenario creation of any work environment. Thus, workers can experience different situations. Moreover, they have the right to make mistakes, as they can practice without consequences.

Learner Stimulation

The main challenge for a trainer is to capture the learners' attention during training. Thanks to virtual reality, they will be stimulated. Indeed, learning is more playful with this modern technology. It is active pedagogy that will favor their engagement.

Cost Reduction

Virtual reality is based on practice. During training, learners can experience an accident or a breakdown. Unlike traditional training, this does not require significant logistics or high costs. That's why virtual reality allows for savings.

How does virtual reality improve workers' engagement in learning safety rules?

It is thanks to its entertaining aspect that virtual reality improves workers' engagement. Indeed, they are actors in the training. Unlike what happens in traditional training, they are not sitting in a chair listening to the trainer. They must live the scenarios while wearing a VR headset. Through this modern pedagogical approach, virtual reality also improves information retention rates.

Advantages of Virtual Reality for Simulating Risk Scenarios

Some situations are difficult to reproduce in real conditions. However, virtual reality allows for the faithful recreation of a work environment, interactions, objects, and machines. Thus, learners evolve in a 3D universe. By experiencing the scenarios as if they were there, they can easily make decisions. During training, they face dangerous situations without the associated risks. As a result, they can easily acquire skills. For example, they can practice extinguishing a fire without having to set a real room on fire.

 

Immersive Factory’s Virtual Reality Training Solutions

Products and Services of Immersive Factory’s Virtual Reality Training

We offer tailor-made virtual reality training to ensure the safety and health of your employees. We customize both the supports and the contents to help you achieve your goals. Let your teams enjoy innovative and dynamic immersive exercises with our various subscription formulas.

Technologies Used, VR Headsets, and Specific Applications

To offer quality learning to your employees, we use modern and efficient technologies, including the VR headset and the all-in-one SafetyBox VR. The first equipment is completely autonomous. It does not require Wi-Fi or a connection. As for the SafetyBox VR, it integrates both a VR headset, pre-installed exercises, user manuals, personalized support, and remote assistance. Virtual reality is mainly used for the safety quarter-hour, safety induction, and digital training.

How can these solutions be adapted to integrate elements of the PPR?

As mentioned earlier, to establish a risk prevention plan in business, a prior risk analysis is necessary. Virtual reality allows for a quick evaluation and the definition of effective prevention measures. Moreover, it allows respecting all the principles on which this document is based, such as informing employees and adapting work to man.

 

Integration of Virtual Reality in the Elaboration of PPRs

Workplace safety is a process that must continually evolve. Thus, the prevention plan must be updated regularly. For this, it is important to take into account the workers' feedback, the new regulations in force, and the changes made within the company. Thanks to immersive training, it becomes easier to identify anomalies and dangers. Thus, the business leader can take more appropriate preventive measures in line with the reality on the ground.

 

Customization of Risk Prevention Plans According to Company Needs

A risk prevention plan must contain various information such as instructions to communicate to employees, phases of risky activities, the organization planned for first aid, and the distribution of maintenance charges. It must also mention the preventive measures to be taken, which depend on the work to be done and the nature of the activities of the companies concerned. Indeed, each prevention plan is unique and must be personalized according to the operation.

 

Immersive Factory, Your Partner for Ensuring an Effective Risk Prevention Plan

To establish a risk prevention plan compliant with current laws and adapted to the needs of your company, trust our team. Thanks to our immersive training, you will significantly improve the safety of your employees. Benefit from our expert advice to better sensitize them to professional risks and to determine relevant preventive actions.

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