For countless businesses, the office, warehouse, an outdoor plot – or any other premises – is irreplaceable; it’s the very nerve centre of operations. Sadly, however, no physical location is ever truly free from fire hazards, and sometimes, the worst can happen. It only takes a spark to start a fire (or wildfire) that can raze a business premises to the ground. As well as destroying a business location and posing a risk to the lives of employees, this also represents a real danger to first responders; it’s the firefighter departments who are often the ones faced with the challenge of extinguishing a workplace inferno. The UK government reports that almost 13,000 non-dwelling fires were attended by firefighters in 2022 alone, up 9% from the previous year (11,920) (UK government).
This all raises the question: what is the best fire safety training technique to protect businesses, employees and firefighter lives? How can you prepare your organisation to tackle an inferno safely and effectively, should one erupt? The answer lies in virtual reality training. VR fire safety training allows learners to navigate dangerous situations in complete safety, gaining valuable experience and practical skills of elements such as: safety tools (eg., fire extinguishers and alarms), wildland fire prevention, health protection, emergency building evacuation and smoke avoidance. Here at Sliced Bread Animation, we can create cutting-edge virtual reality training courses that can help you help your employees with vital disasters planning procedures via an intuitive virtual environment. Get in touch now to discuss how your business can make the most of virtual reality technology.