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Trend that Safety department will soon adapt to!

"Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It's a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die" - Sir Brian Appleton,

after the Piper Alpha disaster that costed the lives of 165 men at work and 2 rescue officers. Having witnessed such life threatening worker incidents and irreversible worker accidents, the safety departments of all industries have certainly evolved since and are always on the run to provide better safety. Though at present, the worker incident and accident rates have decreased, it is still being reported. So, safety departments are always on the lookout for better and effective safety solutions to zero down worker incident and accident rates.

Undeniably, technology is the source of all trends. One of such technologies is the revolutionary Virtual Reality, that is trending worldwide. Safety department has now got a holy grail- VR safety training, that serves as an effective safety solution. Many industries, especially those that can't disregard worker safety in high risk environments, have become early adopters of VR safety training. Adapting to this beneficial safety training trend, has helped them majorly in

Leading oil and gas companies and fortune 500 companies like Porsche, Walmart to name a few have adapted to VR safety training and are extremely satisfied with the results it produced in terms of safety. The authentic immersive experience simulated in a zero risk environment is the key feature of VR training that has produced unexpected results in safety training. Meynikara, - an expert team of XR developers that has delivered various VR training solutions for many leading companies believes, the companies that are yet to switch to VR training will soon do, on seeing the authenticity of it. Thus, In future, VR safety training would be one of the majorly adopted trends across all industries.

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