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Master Builders NSW recently launched
its Working at Heights Initiative supported by SafeWork NSW. The initiative was
launched on Friday 19 February 2016 by Mr Peter Dunphy PSM, Executive Director
– SafeWork NSW.
It is particularly designed to reach
younger workers in the industry who may lack the necessary experience when
working at heights. Workers under 25 years of age account for 20 percent of
work related injuries. In order to engage with younger workers, Master Builders
has used the medium of Augmented Reality (AR) to convey the working at heights
In order to
experience the Master Builders augmented reality safety initiative, simply
download the ProViS AR app and scroll to the MBA NSW icon. Point your
device’s camera at the elements on the poster, which then launches the relevant
content, module or Code of Practice. Features include a number of graphic
falling from heights scenarios and 360 degree immersion experience on a
building site that serves to outline potential hazards and drive engagement in
the training process. Literally hundreds of pages of information and image can then
be accessed. Mr John Hutchings ProVisual CEO, has worked tirelessly and closely
with the MBA NSW in the development of the (AR) experience that includes the
use of Computer Generated Image (CGI) technology at the MBA launch. John
delivered an interactive presentation on the content of the poster and the
numerous windows and pathways that the interactive poster can offer. The
experience is accessed via platformed based technology that enables the content
to be changed almost instantaneously, allowing the provider to upload content
as it happens.
Schulz 2015 MBA Apprentice of the year displayed how easy the AR experience was
to use, by connecting her own smartphone to the app, projecting her
selected pathway through the AR poster to the audience via two large screens. This
further supported the ease with which the app can be used.
Speaker, David Crawford, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, Team Safe Coordinator,
delivered an inspirational presentation captivating the audience's attention
with his own experience drawing the focus to the importance of and the serious
nature of working at heights, faced everyday within the Building and
Master Builders Association
of New South Wales would like to thank all those involved with the development,
delivery, coordination and attendance at the event, which was a resounding
success in a bid to raise working at heights awareness to the younger Building
and Construction Industry workforce, through technology they use every day.
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