IPAF to launch consultation on virtual reality and platform simulators

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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.

VR is now a reality and IPAF’s worldwide network of almost 700 approved training centres are looking for guidance on how best to incorporate VR and the newest generation of simulators into training the more than 175,000 operators that obtain a PAL Card every year. IPAF will launch a major consultation exercise with all training centres to see how best the technology can complement IPAF’s existing training programmes.

For many years simulators have been used as an effective means of training pilots in both the[/ezcol_2third] [ezcol_1third_end][/ezcol_1third_end]military and civil aviation sectors, and have also been used to drill workers in high-risk environments such as the off-shore oil and gas industry. As the technology has become more sophisticated, mobile and affordable, the use of simulators and VR is becoming more established in the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) realm.

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Aerial Platforms
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Date:
8th January 2018
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