Virtual Reality training

We created VR-based site safety inductions for staff and contractors working on Heathrow Rail Engineering’s POD and TTS networks.

Heathrow Rail Engineering operates and maintains two passenger transit systems across the world’s most connected airport. Both use fleets of electric driverless vehicles to carry passengers between dedicated car parks and main/satellite terminals. Safely maintaining these systems and ensuring they meet UK Railway Safety Regulations and other key industry regulations is crucial.

Previously, site safety inductions for staff and contractors were delivered using a PowerPoint. We transformed these into interactive and immersive Virtual Reality experiences to ensure learners fully understand site safety before stepping foot into potentially dangerous working environments.

We captured knowledge from Heathrow’s experts and reviewed their existing training, before scripting an immersive virtual reality training experience that carefully explained safe working practices in a safety-critical environment.

By combining 3D models, videos and 360 stereoscopic photos, we were able to create digital versions of the key working environments and potential hazards that staff and contractors would encounter in real life.

Using a VR headset and controllers, learners are able to move through these environments while a friendly voiceover prompts them to identify and learn about potential hazards such as moving vehicles, electrical tools and fire safety features.

Each site safety induction also includes chapters on communications, emergency procedures and other safety-critical information. They were also made available as a desktop-based training programme so that multiple people can receive the training at once if required.

If you’d like to find out more about how we helped Heathrow Rail Engineering to digitise their technical training, make sure you check that out here.

“Virtual Reality training solves many of the safety issues inherent in the traditional safety training that many railway companies continue to use. The Virtual Reality training environment is 100% safe and is not only more engaging but also more effective than traditional training methods.”

Matthew Ward, Technical Competency Lead

Matthew Ward

Technical Competency Lead, Heathrow Rail Engineering

At Bundle, we create Virtual Reality-based training modules for teams of all shapes and sizes. If you’d like to find out more about how Virtual Reality could be used to transform your own training initiatives, we’re only a phone call or email away. This is also a great introductory guide 🙂