The Hazard Elimination/Risk Oversight project is to thank for the safety industry’s latest virtual training tool for safety training. Haskell, an architecture, engineering, and construction firm partnered with the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University to work on a new technology that would keep construction workers safer.
The Hazard Elimination/Risk Oversight (HERO) project is an immersive simulation that allows users to enter into a virtual construction site riddled with potential hazards. Using 3D and drone imagery to recreate the setting, the program presents the user with various jobsite hazards like unprotected leading edges. Users can tag objects throughout the timed simulation and are given a score based on how many at-risk observations they discovered. Users can also identify and tag safe conditions.