Real safety


Thomas Hoger

Real safety? Virtual training!


Providing people with reliable training on how to deal with hazardous substances and dangerous situations, without putting the trainer, trainee, or environment at risk.

Digital technologies such as virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) facilitate learning as well as the simulation of situations that it was previously not possible or very difficult to provide train ­ ing on. DEKRA is therefore combining its innovative training expertise with 3spin, a leading and multiple-award -winning company for “enterprise mixed reality”.

“VR and AR enable people to learn procedures and motor skills in a unique manner,” states Thomas Hoger, co-owner of 3spin.

Take the example of a tanker driver: VR and AR are ideally suited to increasing safety when it comes to loading and unloading processes for liquids. Mixing of products or product leakage are some of the most common mis ­ takes that occur when unloading fuels. It is often through these types of mistakes and careless ­ ness that environmentally harmful liquids enter into the groundwater.

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Global damage due to cyber crime (2019)

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Global market for augmented and virtual reality (2020)

These types of mistakes are not just time consuming and costly; they also present a risk to the environment. With VR and AR -based training, they are avoidable. Raising awareness of hazards and excluding them as far as possible is the aim of a further digital cooperation from DEKRA: together with the cyber security company SoSafe, companies are supported in increasing employee awareness of cyber crime. This is because phishing and other attacks cause losses of an estimated 55 billion euros annually in German companies alone.