Construction Safety Training Simulator

Executive Summary



Background
The project will develop a simulation for the experiential learning of safety risks in a construction environment. The simulation involves the generation of a number of risks at commencement, so that risks are different each ‘play-through’. As the learner navigates the 3D world (using keyboard and mouse), they identify risks. Following the game, they are required to undertake the risk assessment and report them to their manager.
The simulation is aligned to a nationally recognised unit of competency in the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).
Using a simulation removes the need for both learners and assessors undertaking mandatory OHS and site induction training and allows learners to experience a high-risk construction site without the potential for injury.
The simulator requires high speed broadband, provided by AARNet and the NBN in order to provide photo-realistic look and to support high speed rendering and screen refresh rates to ensure smoothness.

The project will develop a simulator for teaching and assessing workplace safety risks on a construction site. The simulation is aligned to a nationally recognised unit of competency in the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Using a simulation removes the need for both learners and assessors undertaking mandatory OHS and site induction training and allows learners to experience a high-risk construction site without the potential for injury.

The simulator requires high speed broadband, provided by AARNet and the NBN in order to provide photo-realistic look and to support high speed rendering and screen refresh rates to ensure smoothness. Being network-based, it could be accessed from any NBN enabled site. Using the NBN and AARNet also allows for remote access to the simulation over a wider geographical area, enabling remote learners to upgrade their skills.

Through the presentation of information both aurally and visually the training is more effective and caters for a wider range of learning styles. Built in voice and/or video communications and multi-user environment allows the learners to interact with each other, and also for instructors to guide and provide instant feedback to learners.

This project helps to address the national skills shortage in building and construction and demonstrates that the broadband can deliver engaging and interactive e-learning, that otherwise would not be possible. The project also provides the potential to be applied to addressing national skills shortages in other industries.





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Lessons learnt

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The results

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Project Outputs

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Acknowledgement

This is a insert state/territory NBN E-Learning Program project output, developed by [insert RTO and partners names], with seed funding from the Strategy.insert RTO logos here if applicable



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