HOUSTON – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched its virtual reality (VR) safety simulator to help further support training and knowledge transfer in the energy industry. Through the application of the latest innovation and technology advancements, LR says it has built a virtual environment to help illustrate the need for a continued focus on safety and risk assessments in the industry.
“Training and educating the industry on how to enhance operational safety and improve business performance is at the heart of LR’s business,” said Teril Smith, Director of Operations at LR. “Using the latest technology we enable users of the safety simulator to experience real-life challenges which the industry is exposed to, and in a non-threatening environment, thereby enhancing their own knowledge and understanding of the key issues the industry faces in the offshore environment.”
LR says that the value to a business using VR technology is immense, and helps to reduce the costs of non-productive time measured in hundreds of millions of dollars annually across the industry due to operating down-time and inefficiencies.
The company says that its VR safety simulator uses the latest computing techniques to simulate real-life situations with a high degree of interactivity for the user.
Luis De La Fuente, Global Academy Training Manager at LR in Houston, said: “We developed this high-tech VR safety simulation to help educate oil and gas workers in dealing with complex equipment and environments, in harsh climatic conditions and with serious emergency risks. Scenarios are created from real-life experiences and incidents.”