VR training makes life easy and safe for workers, says expert


Abdul Basit

Numerous resources detail how virtual reality (VR) solutions are not only changing the way that companies are approaching training but in how these solutions are making a positive impact on the bottom line.

Speaking to The UAE News VR Trainings expert Kamil Khiriev at NNTC said virtual reality training gives the ability to give your trainees practical hands-on exercises the first time and as many times, as it takes each to get it perfect before they ever do it in the real world.

Kamil Khiriev

Khiriev explained, “VR training creates more engaging learning experience, more practical hands-on approach, boost learning retention and make serious mistakes — and walk away from them.”

He added that VR gives you the ability to let trainees make all their mistakes, even the potentially fatal ones, in the safety of a simulated world and respawn to try again.

Virtual reality training gives instructors and students the flexibility to discover the best ways to make decisions, troubleshoot and solve problems, or simply do their jobs a little bit better.

Responding a question if VR training is cost-effective, he said, “With virtual reality, you can deliver customised, realistic training experiences in software, for a fraction of the cost. Then you can provide that virtual experience or even have trainees train together anywhere in the world without anyone needing to travel.”

Probably one of the most compelling benefits of virtual reality is safety. VR training simulation helps to avoid death leading to fines for industrial companies.

In general, this applies to all sectors of industry and the economy, where staff training is a very important task to reduce the risks of emergencies and dangerous situations. Where qualifications and training are required in the prompt resolution of the problem.

Global trend for VR training
It goes in parallel with a global trend of “Blended learning” which is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods.
Every year developed hardware become more comfortable and powerful, which opens new horizons of usage VR training simulations in the world. But still, in my opinion, two sectors are the most active in this field – Oil & gas and mining industry. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com