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Dropsafe Champions New DROPS VR Virtual Reality Training Platform

Dropsafe backs pioneering platform created by DrillingVR and DROPS to deliver free online space for collaboration, meetings and learning about Drops prevention

 

Singapore, 24 June – Global leader in Drops prevention, Dropsafe, has thrown its weight behind a new virtual reality platform called DROPS VR, from Singapore-based software firm DrillingVR and global O&G industry safety group DROPS. The unique platform is designed to drive awareness and education around Dropped Objects (Drops) prevention in industries such as Oil and Gas (O&G).

DROPS VR is a collaborative online programme that encompasses training apps, exhibition areas and virtual conference spaces – all in virtual reality. Firms will be able to access new online Drops prevention training tools for free via the system, aiding dissemination of HSE best practice on a global scale.

The virtual reality space supports continuing efforts by industries such as O&G, power generation, marine and mining to drive down fatalities and injuries from Drops. This challenge has been underlined by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has impacted operational practices, while placing greater emphasis on online collaboration, and shifting critical training functions to a digital setting.

The DROPS VR software enables personnel in all roles to train more effectively to identify and neutralise Drops hazards on offshore assets. Best practice Drops prevention technology, such as high quality, corrosion resistant steel mesh nets, can be deployed within the software. Practical application of Drops prevention products in a versatile virtual environment prepares personnel for the real world – where mistakes cost lives.

Dropsafe recognised the potential of the project early on, sponsoring the further development of the software platform. As well as providing Drops prevention expertise and digital models of its best-practice prevention systems, Dropsafe has a virtual booth in the online exhibition space.

Joachim van der Meulen, Secretary, DROPS Asia, said: “We believe that Drops incidents can be eliminated through a combination of high-quality engineered solutions, robust and comprehensive regulations, and well-trained, competent workforce. Dropsafe’s expertise has been invaluable during the process of creating the DROPS VR and we invite businesses and professionals from across the HSE sphere to share their expertise and engage with the platform as we develop it further.”

Mike Rice, Commercial Director, Dropsafe, added: “Although Drops prevention has come a long way in recent years, the O&G industry must continue to push forward by adopting the latest technologies in the fight against Drops. We are hugely excited by what Joachim and his team have already achieved, and with further support it is clear that this platform will help to start a new chapter Drops prevention.”

 

You can read more about DROPS VR at the website: https://dropsvr.org/