AEC launches immersive asbestos and legionella safety training

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Airborne Environmental Consultants Ltd, the Leading training providers in safety and environmental consultancy, has launched a training experience which enables delegates to virtually step into their award winning ‘Hazard House’

Since 2017, AEC’s realistically sized Hazard House allows trainees to interact with over 180 mock asbestos installations and legionella hazards.

In the house’s classroom facility, trainees use Oculus headsets to explore different types of asbestos and legionella hazards at different locations all around the house.

The facility allows trainees to step away from traditional training methods such as looking at photos, and instead learn from a 360 degree view of each learning space, providing them with confidence to spot real-life hazards in the workplace.

This year, the forward-thinking training facility was recognised with a business award for Innovation by the UKATA.

Video credit: AEC Training

Using the latest technologies, AEC continue to train businesses across the UK and worldwide.

Bob Harris, Technical Director and head of AEC’s training services said “We pride ourselves on giving our training delegates a comprehensive, interactive learning experience. Virtual reality software provides us with the ability to address different learning styles.

“Students have different approaches to how they process information, and we want to increase their academic confidence by offering creative ways of learning.”

With practical ways of training at the forefront of their teaching, Debbie Clare, Commercial Director, commented on the AEC’s use of realistic environments: “AEC’s ethos is to not only train people to pass exams, but to prepare delegates for the real world with practical training in realistic environments.

Customers who have trialled the new technology have expressed that they are more confident identifying hazards in the workplace after seeing mock hazard’s in situ“.

The AEC will be exhibiting and running demos at Health & Safety North 9-10 October and London Build 23-24 October.

More information about the Hazard House can be found here www.aec.uk.net/vr.

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