The Advantages of Using Training Simulations for High Risk Job Roles

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Standardized employee training is crucial to ensuring workers have the skills necessary to perform their job duties. Many workplace accidents can be eliminated by making sure each employee goes through multiple rounds of effective, hands-on training.

For jobs where there is a lot of risks involved, it can be dangerous, costly or nearly impossible to train workers in the field. Instead, companies turn to simulated learning.

Training simulations offer a lot of advantages over traditional training.

Zero Risks

Employees will need time to adjust to the new software, tools and procedures you put in place. Assure your workers that it’s okay to make mistakes while still learning.

With simulation training, employees face no risks as they learn how to perform their duties. They can also confront and tackle any fears they have about dangerous high-risk conditions early on in training.

By reducing risks during training, workers will learn faster, gain confidence in their knowledge, and have the ability to better think on their feet.

True to Life

While there’s nothing quite like being on the job site, training simulations offer workers a chance to gain the skills needed before entering the field. Workers will also get a chance to learn about the tools and devices they will need to be familiar with.

Simulations don’t just put your workers through boring examples, they enact real scenarios, problems and situations that can be tested and quantified. For new employees, simulations are a risk-free way to learn about necessary job duties without added risk. For veteran employees, simulations offer the perfect way to introduce new protocols or procedures.

Simulated learning mimics reality in a way that truly prepares trainees for working on the job. The real-life learning environment promotes active learning in a way that’s similar to gaining hands-on experience in the field.

Complete Customization

Simulation is a way to take safety training to the next level. Not only can you customize the simulation based on the job being performed, you can also make changes based on the employee training.

For example, say you have an employee that has a track record of similar mistakes. A training simulation can be tailored to suit his needs by presenting situations similar to those he’s already been in.