VR

CM Labs Develops Advisory Service to Aid Simulation Integration for Training

Date: 13-03-2019 / Author: kscally
CM Labs SimGuide Service

CM Labs Simulations announced a new advisory service to support companies with simulator adoption for enhancing training programs.

The SimGuide Service is designed to assist companies whether they are developing a simulation-based training program for the first time or extending the use of their existing Vortex simulator from CM Labs. It is also suited for companies who are incorporating simulation into new initiatives, such as operator cross-training, or as an operator recruitment and assessment tool.

IPAF Shares Strategies for VR Simulators to Enhance Operator Training

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF VR strategy

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released a comprehensive eXtended Reality (XR) strategy paper outlining how technologies including virtual reality (VR) and MEWP simulators can enhance, as opposed to replace, operator training.

In 2018, IPAF led an industry-wide consultation to produce a policy document on how VR systems can be effectively and safely used to train MEWP operators, leading to its ground-breaking set of recommendations.


The Ryze SBL (Scissor and Boom Lift) Simulator is intended to supplement actual equipment training by offering a safe, blended learning solution. The virtual reality (VR) software consists of 33 training scenarios, including three 20-minute practical evaluations that meet industry requirements for boom lifts, slab lifts, and diesel rough-terrain scissor lifts. The simulator allows the operator to attempt IPAF and ANSI training requirements in a dynamic environment without risk of physical harm.

IPAF’s Global Consultation Brings Platform Simulator to Intermat 2018

Date: 24-04-2018 / Author: fmotz

Visitors to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) stand at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France, 23-28 April, are able to try their hand at using a MEWP at height without ever leaving the ground thanks to an advanced virtual reality (VR) Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) simulator being showcased as part of the federation’s ongoing worldwide consultation on the technology.

Serious Labs Unveils Virtual Reality Training Simulator for Aerial Equipment

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
scissor lift vr simulator

Serious Labs, an Edmonton-based developer of virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment including cranes and aerial boom lifts, launched its new Aerial Virtual Reality Training Simulator at the IPAF Summit/IAPAs.

The simulator combines Serious Labs’ new scissor lift modules with its boom lift modules to provide a comprehensive aerial operator training solution for the rental industry.

IPAF Outlines Consultation on Virtual Reality and Platform Simulators

Date: 13-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

A global consultation is to be launched by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to establish the possibilities for powered access training and safety guidance afforded by new technology such as virtual reality and platform simulators.