“In some cases, we can train our staff only on the theory, because it is not possible to realistically recreate certain situations, especially the most complex. With VR we can train staff in a reiterated and repetitive manner, to teach them how to manage every situation by simply setting up a workstation in a room”, adds Chiara.
This technology helps to organize courses, facilitates learning and makes training programs fast, engaging and effective.
This is how the VR application to train operators in confined spaces was born.
“We proposed the project to our colleagues at Acea Ato 2 and they immediately showed interest” says Antonio. “Working closely with the Start Smart team we analyzed carefully the training content and methods currently in use and worked out ways of reproducing them in virtual reality.”
The first step was writing the script: like with films or video games, we wrote a story that included all the standard operations and procedures that an operator must follow in confined spaces.
“We also added complex situations, designed to test the operator’s skills” continues Cristiano.
The next stage was about graphics and visually recreating places down to the smallest details. The last stage was the coding to create the software at the basis of the application.