United opens new VR training centre

US based United Rentals has extended its partnership with Serious labs with the opening of a new Virtual Reality and digital training centre, that offers a blended learning model for aerial work platform and crane operator certification courses. The new model made its debut on Wednesday when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training centre with VR simulation in Alberta, Canada.

The new training centre expands on the eLearning and in person training options previously offered through the United Academy and incorporates Virtual Reality simulation of platform operations from Serious Labs, VR simulation of crane operations from Industrial Training International, a computer lab, eLearning content that satisfies OSHA requirements, a digital training library and hands-on training.
The grand opening of the new VR United Academy in Alberta, Canada

Jim Colvin of Serious Labs said: “Serious Labs, United Rentals and the broader equipment rental industry share the goal of safe worksites and well-trained operators. We are pleased to make our technology available to the North American industry as part of United Academy’s best in class training methodologies.”


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