VR Safety Training



The ASSP VR Fall Protection Experience was developed based on the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection and Arrest standard, and is now available on the ASSP store through the link below.

Virtual Reality Training for Safety

The ASSP VR Fall Protection Experience was developed based on the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection and Arrest standard.  This immersive training experience places trainees on the roof of a virtual 2-story building, where they are asked to locate common fall hazards at the scene. Based on their replies, they will then be asked to select proper fall protection equipment. Upon completion, each learner’s performance is assessed.

ASSP’s VR Fall protection experience is an engaging way to help trainees learn how to:

  • Identify hazards
  • Select and inspect appropriate equipment and anchorages
  • Understand equipment restrictions and limitations
  • Understand fall clearances

Why VR?

VR puts trainees in places and situations they are likely to encounter on the job and lets them experience how their actions affect outcomes – all in a safe environment. VR helps employees feel confident that they can perform their tasks safely and the realistic training experiences allow them to express curiosities – which keeps them more connected. Learners also often find VR training more engaging and relevant than instructor-led training or e-learning courses.

In addition, VR can

  • Help you reduce costs of training workforces of all sizes
  • Enable you to provide hands-on experiences when realistic exercises aren’t feasible
  • Allow you to deliver consistent training for each worker, regardless of location or trainer
  • Ensure that you deliver more effective training because research suggests that VR training increases knowledge retention

“Arch Virtual was a great VR partner to work with, bringing the development experience and technical knowledge needed to create the VR safety training product we launched at our ASSP convention this year.  They were able to collaborate with subject matter experts and design innovative and creative techniques that made the VR application very effective and memorable.”

Keisha Raines

Manager, eLearning, American Society of Safety Professionals

“Arch Virtual was able to transform our safety subject matter expertise into effective and creative application – I was ecstatic the first time I saw it.  I was most impressed about the questions they asked to clarify specific technical details I took for granted. Their team kept us in the loop throughout development, asking for and accommodating our feedback every step of the way.  VR has already proven to be a valuable technology for safety training, and Arch Virtual is well positioned as a leading development resource.”

Thomas Kramer, P.E., C.S.P.

Managing Principal, LJB


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