New training simulation prepares users for safety issues in a plant setting

An immersive training simulation that prepares users to look for food safety issues has been announced.

VirtualInspector, a new immersive training simulation that prepares users to look for food safety issues throughout a plant setting and document their findings with corrective actions that provide resolution, has been announced by AIB International.

The company has said the training will help create a well-trained self-inspection team that is empowered to take ownership of their food safety programs.

In VirtualInspector’s first scenario, users are guided through the process. Subsequent scenarios then test user knowledge and skills with a more independent inspection. Each interactive lesson has built-in instruction, videos, and quizzes to test knowledge throughout the course.

The aim of the new training simulation is to prepare staff for food safety issues.

“Thousands of products are recalled each year due to undetected food safety issues. Facilities need a well-trained self-inspection team that can identify and resolve food safety issues,” said Katie Mayes, VP of Marketing and Product Development. “Companies looking to optimise eLearning with an engaging and measurable training platform will find that VirtualInspector provides convenience, calibration and efficiency for employers and participants.”

The company has said this format effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice. Self-inspection team members can practice identifying GMP violations that can’t be easily replicated without wasting raw materials or compromising food safety.

In the simulation, users can see around them 360 degrees, with audio and visual cues drawing attention to important hotspots.

VirtualInspector can be accessed through AIB International’s Learning Management System and can be experienced via laptop, mobile device or VR headset. It is also compatible with all major desktop browsers and Apps.