Virtual Safety Street
Premier Partnership, one of the UK’s leading and fasting growing training providers to the public sector, has partnered with technology solutions provider Luminous Group to bring one of the first fully integrated Virtual Reality Learning training course modules to market.
The latest Virtual Reality technology is being used to deliver Premier Partnership’s fire safety training to provide learners with an interactive and immersive experience which allows them to experience real life scenarios in a safe setting. Using a Virtual Reality headset, learners can walk around an exact replica of a building, using virtual versions of specialist equipment to apply the theory of how to extinguish different fires and deal with different situations in practice. This means that learners can see the consequences of their actions, making mistakes such as creating an explosion by using water on a cooking oil fire more memorable and, as such, less repeatable in a real life situation.
The benefits of the new technology include increased learner engagement/outcomes, and time/cost savings as a result of being able to carry out the equivalent of real life scenarios safely and without the need for specialist facilities and equipment.