A review of virtual reality as a medium for safety related training in mining

Tichon, Jennifer and Burgess-Limerick, Robin (2011) A review of virtual reality as a medium for safety related training in mining. Journal of Health and Safety, Research and Practice, 3 1: 33-40.

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Author Tichon, Jennifer
Burgess-Limerick, Robin
Title A review of virtual reality as a medium for safety related training in mining
Journal name Journal of Health and Safety, Research and Practice
ISSN 1837-5030
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 40
Total pages 8
Place of publication Gladstone Park, VIC, Australia
Publisher Safety Institute of Australia
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract A common problem for high risk industries such as mining is how to provide effective safety related training. Virtual reality simulation offers the opportunity to develop perceptual expertise, perceptuo-motor skills, and cognitive skills such as problem-solving, and decision-making under stress, without exposing trainees or others to unacceptable risks. This review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of virtual reality as a medium for safety related training in mining.

Evidence exists to demonstrate the effectiveness of virtual reality as a medium for safety related training in a range of other industries (e.g. training perceptuo-motor skills of pilots, surgeons, and drivers of a range of vehicles; maintenance inspection tasks; spatial awareness for specific locations; and improved decision making under stress).

However, no satisfactory systematic evaluation of performance changes, or transfer of learning, has been undertaken in mining contexts, with almost all previous evaluations restricted to usability of the simulation and subjective trainee responses. Where performance changes as a consequence of training have been assessed, the evaluations have utilised poor evaluation designs, and very small numbers of trainees. A large scale, systematic, evaluation of the outcomes of safety related training via virtual mining environments is required to inform future practice.
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