AN INNOVATION with virtual reality technology helped LINX Cargo Care Group win the Safety Award at the 2019 Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards in Melbourne.

In a first for the Australian supply chain and logistics sector, LINX CCG released its own virtual reality safety training platform in March.

According to LINX, virtual reality training enables “us to immerse all our people in diverse situations and expose them to critical risk in our hazardous work environment”.

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“The VR platform enables us to deliver consistent safety training across all levels of the organisation,” LINX CCG said in their submission.

“Often some of the messages are lost in translation in safety training and delivered in different ways, whereas the VR platform minimises room for miscommunication.”

The LINX CCCG VR platform is designed to increase understanding of hazards and risk management as well as develop greater awareness of operational safety across.

Some key aims of the VR platform:

  • Identify foreseeable hazards that could give rise to health and safety risks
  • Eliminate or reduce risks to health and safety
  • Verify control measures implemented are maintained and remain effective.

In his acceptance speech, CEO Anthony Jones spoke of the importance of safety and getting workers home to their families.

Highly commended in this category was Brad Gardner of DP World Australia. The award was sponsored by CSL Australia.

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