UWS has played a key role in a new development by Morrison Construction – introducing a virtual reality induction to improve safety on site.
A £50,000 investment has been made by Morrison Construction to create a new virtual reality (VR) induction as an engaging way to provide education on site safety.
The induction, developed in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland with the expertise of 3D animation specialists Animmersion, was unveiled earlier this month at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre in Blantyre.
The site and construction teams from the Morrison Construction Scottish Water business were heavily involved in the eight-month development process to create a realistic experience for induction participants.
Industry experts who attended the event learnt about the VR experience for site induction and had the opportunity to take part in a live demonstration to experience the technology first-hand.
The induction, set in a Computer-Generated Imagery construction site, allows users to immerse themselves in the animated environment as they navigate their way through three modules using goggles and hand controllers.