For energy companies, achieving value from the employees has become the great white whale – anxiously hunted, yet enormous and elusive.
Long story short, from the past few years, energy companies of every stripe have probed endless possibilities. From running pilots in analytics to using digitization and automation for their good, they have tried to attain substantial value from each.
To realize impact, in-house safety should remain the foremost for this sector. Workforce trainings must involve thoughtful techniques and approaches to retain interest – these can involve audio/visual aids, animated videos, AR and VR simulations etc.
Animated videos remain one of the easiest ways to train the workforce – with fewer inputs from the industries, scenarios are communicated suitably to the audience and highlight safety learnings as key.
Below are the top 3 reasons for the energy sector to use animation for their benefit –
- With the increase in investments in the energy plants, risks inherent in owning, building and operating such plants intensify. The long-term conversion of our energy landscape is a task with many facets – more money is invested in renewable energy sources, and new technologies are boosting the efficiency with which the energy is used. Plus, alternative fuels are increasingly gaining ground.
Training their workforce with innovative approaches such as animation matters to energy companies because they face unprecedented changes across the energy system – more competition and complexity, with less predictability.
- For the workers, the weather-related volume risk that is particularly acute as investments in solar, wind and other energy sectors continue to expand. For e.g. in a wind industry, when technicians are required to climb turbines, they’re increasing aided by state-of-the-art technologies – including safety devices, access tools, and inspection equipment to make the work safer.
Still, hazards persist for which workers might require adequate trainings – that can be passed on via face to face trainings, virtual or animated videos. Some of the common safety considerations include (in wind and solar) –
- Competent climber/tower rescue
- General industry or construction safety
- Electrical and electrical metering safety
- Metering equipment evaluations
- Mechanical safety
- Work at height safety
- Heat/stress safety
Animation as a training tool can recreate scenarios for safety and promise efficient learning delivery for the audience.
- It is truly important that energy companies realize the promise of digital innovation at scale, on a global basis. To unlock the magnitude of energy resources that improves our lives should be done in a way that does not choke the environment. This requires the power of digital as it improves efficiency and manages complexity.
Digital innovation remains one of the few means to contend these profound changes – animation as a tool helps industries attain their individual industrial safety training objectives.
From the EHS and OHS perspective, hazards and challenges still persist for the industrial staff.
Laidback approaches cannot fulfill the unique challenges of an energy company – breaking that inertia will require far bolder and stronger actions than energy companies have been comfortable taking up to date.
As ones holding safety expertise, we help fulfill industrial safety objectives to a certain extent via safety trainings, software and animation, to mention a few.