Energy Safety Canada Approves MEWP VR Training From Serious Labs

Serious Labs, the global leader in virtual reality (VR) heavy equipment training simulators and blended learning solutions, announced today that Energy Safety Canada (ESC) has approved the use of its Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) VR training simulators, meeting a need for technologically modern and safe training methods.

ESC, the safety association for Canada’s oil and gas industry, works with hundreds of Authorized Training Providers (ATPs) across the country to deliver safety training and services.

Serious Labs’ VR simulators were successfully audited twice: once to inform the creation of MEWP operator coursework specific for ESC, and a second time to determine if the simulator course met its requirements as an option for practical evaluation. As a result, workers can now complete the practical component in a VR environment through one of Energy Safety Canada’s ATPs. The certificate of completion is valid for three years and shows that workers have been assessed to ESC standards.

Energy Safety Canada has approved Serious Labs‘ Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) virtual reality training simulators. “New training tools and modalities, such as VR simulators and our operator telematics measurement system, are becoming the preferred learning method of the new workforce,” said CEO Jim Colvin. “These are the types of training tools which will help to future-proof operator skills in Canada’s oil and gas industry.”

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