Mining Weekly - Immersive mining training can improve learning engagement, retention, performance
Digital innovation consultancy and services provider The Boiler
Room CEO Mark Hocker said a training solution the company
had developed for a multinational mining original-equipment
manufacturer has led to a 50% reduction in the time to train its
artisans by showing trainees how to perform tasks correctly.
"This training can include safety aspects and enables learning
through doing. Another significant advantage of VR is that a
company can simulate the consequences of incorrect actions and
reinforce the importance of following standard operating
A fall-of-ground is one of the biggest dangers in underground
mining, and The Boiler Room developed tactile gloves and vests that
allow it to immerse trainees in a simulated situation and
demonstrate the consequences of doing something wrong and,
thereby, inculcate a healthy fear so that they do not make these
mistakes underground, he pointed out.