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Using simulation development for different workplace training purposes

By February 29, 2012 No Comments

The use of simulation development is very useful when it comes to preparing workers to perform specific work-related tasks. However, it is also very useful to embrace simulators. This sort of digital practice allows employees to take the skills and information they've accrued by using standard training software and put themselves into situations much like those they'll find themselves in when they begin their actual work. Consider the following important uses and purposes for custom simulation programs.

Safety
Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and the ones in which employees are exposed to real dangers can't be done immediately after employees are hired. Even the completion of eLearning classes, tests and reading won't prepare staff members for the issues they'll soon be facing when they're on worksites and in facilities where they may or may not have supervisors to help. Simulator development can generate realistic scenarios that allow employees to react properly to injuries and workplace damage.

Details
It is one thing for an employee to be able to recount the steps of a particular task when she's sitting in a classroom and not confronted by machinery or complicated process. When that worker is put into an actual work situation, such as in the cockpit of a plane or behind the wheel of a bus, it might not be so easy to remember every single detail of the proper protocol for performing such a task. Give personnel the chance to internalize every single switch and each step in a convoluted pattern with custom simulators.

Teamwork
When teachers and instructors tell people how to engage in proper teamwork, it might seem as if the concepts are going to be easy to remember. Unfortunately, completing tasks with others isn't always quite as simple as it seems. There are few better ways for companies to provide their workers with object lessons is collaboration and conflict management than by forcing them to complete simulated scenarios.

High-tech
No company would ever think it's a good idea to give newly trained workers access to high-tech equipment and expensive machines, but there are few other ways for them to actually learn than to get their hands on it. This may not only be dangerous, it also increases the chances such items can be damaged. Rather than raising this possibility, use simulation development to give at least cursory introductions to a variety of machines and tools. 

Contact Christy Beiermann at cbeiermann@csesoftware.com or 1.309.263.7595 and ask for an eLearning and simulation demo today!