Join the Midlands Section along with Philip Jenkins from the Gas Assessment and Training Centre Ltd, as they take a look into the world of virtual reality and how it could help shape the future of training within the gas industry.
This is a free of charge event
Traditional training methods, theoretical and practical exercises carried out in the classroom have served the industry quite well over the years; backed up by extensive training facilities owned and operated by the larger businesses within our industry.
Those previous facilities are now largely depleted, with a much smaller number remaining and little likelihood of those businesses investing in large scale practical facilities into the future. However, a new world of ‘Virtual Reality’ has been emerging over recent years; a training world within which engineers, and others, can experience lifelike scenarios that will test their skills and abilities in a way that faithfully mimics what they would experience in real life. In fact, virtual reality goes one step further, allowing participants to experience live consequences for their actions, when things go wrong. This is something that we could never do in the past, without the risk of real injury or harm. In the virtual world, participants can experience all these things, without actually coming to any harm; hence our title, Virtual Danger - Reality Safe.