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Analysis of the construction sector

The construction industry refers to the branch of manufacture based on the building, maintaining, and repairing structures, including all general contractors and operative builders primarily engaged in the construction of residential, farm, industrial, commercial, or other buildings.



  • The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that at least 60,000 fatal accidents occur on construction sites worldwide each year. (source)
  • This means, there is one fatal accident every 10 minutes worldwide. (source)


  • The global construction industry is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.5% and reach $10,835.6 billion by 2023. (source)


  • In the U.S, workers between the ages of 25 and 34 are the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident. (source)
  • OSHA also reports that fall hazards are the leading cause of injury on construction sites. (source)


  • The US construction industry creates approximately $1 trillion in structures and infrastructure each year. (source)


  • In 2018 in France, there occurred 1 work-related accident every 2 minutes. (source)
  • In 2018 in France, the sector experienced +1.9% of work-related accidents. (source)


  • The French construction market represents a total turnover of 175 billion euros, with over 1.4 million employees and 536,000 companies. (source)

Sector challenges

Challenge n°1 :

Heavy workload to stay up to date on industry legislation and COVID regulations

How Immersive Factory’s solution helps overcome this challenge:

Turnkey platform that relieves you of the time-consuming aspects of organizing safety days, 15-minute safety meetings, training, etc., leaving you time to focus on other important issues such as keeping up to date on industry regulations.
Immersive Factory Virtual Campus

A woman using a VR headset to train for EHS risks

Challenge n°2 :

Need to make training innovative, effective and engaging for employees to effectively reduce workplace accidents

How Immersive Factory’s solution helps overcome this challenge:

Immersive 3D & VR digital platform with a catalog of more than 30 immersive learning exercises allowing a faster and more efficient learning than traditional training to effectively reduce the number of accidents.

Challenge n°3 :

Willingness to create a safety culture in the sector, motivated by the high number of accidents in this sector

How Immersive Factory’s solution helps overcome this challenge:

Adoption of an innovative solution to stay ahead of the competition while contributing to the establishment of a safety culture in the industry thanks to an easy-to-deploy tool.
Immersive Factory Virtual Campus Training Room

Website backoffice: reporting and statistics

Challenge n°4:

Difficulty of the training mode for the personnel and the mobile teams, as they are faced with a new environment for each place: very dependent on the customer's construction site which requires a particular organization

How Immersive Factory’s solution helps overcome this challenge:

Customizable tool allowing the coherence of the actions of each site on a single tool, and multi-device allowing each learner to train safely, wherever he is. Intuitive back office and real-time access to key performance indicators (KPIs) allows constant monitoring of team efforts and achievements.

Challenge n°5:

Need to engage and re-motivate staff during safety meetings/onboardings, as they can be boring (paper and pen) and time consuming in terms of organization

How Immersive Factory’s solution helps overcome this challenge:

Innovative, original solution implementing gamification & edutainment to re-motivate and re-engage employees, making them happier while ensuring their safety.
A man using a VR headset to raise awareness of EHS risks that can occur in a warehouse

Immersive Factory virtual campus is available on PC and Mac

Challenge n°6:

Accessibility issues: language barrier, reading difficulty, equipment, etc.

How Immersive Factory’s solution helps overcome this challenge:

Digital platform available in several languages and in multi-device for use at home or on site: Safety for Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday.

Why choose Immersive Factory?

Immersive Factory sets up virtual reality modules to enable safety training for professionals in the construction industry and the mastery of the right gestures to avoid accidents on construction sites.

Our trainings allow for regular awareness of hazards in the construction environment, and a considerable reduction in accidents. Setting up a system of educating employees about the various risks using an eLearning platform facilitates learning and simplifies prevention thanks to online training that can be viewed several times and at their own pace, and directly involves the participation of your employees.

Risk prevention using the Immersive Factory training system allows you to protect the health of your employees, to respect the regulations in force but also to increase the skills of your employees in terms of gestures, postures, and behaviors to adopt to ensure their safety.

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I - Some figuresThe construction sector is highly exposed to risks1 employee out of 18 suffers a work accident per year, i.e. 1 work accident every 2 minutes.In 2018, across all sectors, the construction sector accounted for approximately :14% of ...

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exercices dédiés au secteur de la construction

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Hazard Spotting - Construction site
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Hazard Spotting - Public Works
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Hazard Spotting - Work at height
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Nacelle accident & Confined space
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Work at height - Viaduct
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Circulation and coactivity - Scaffolding

Available in May 2025