We produced content for Vauxhall's Luton plant for their health and safety week in November 2017. The plant employs over 1,400 people operating in what can be dangerous areas if people aren't aware of possible H&S hazards.
What we did - Pre-event
We provided storyboards to the Vauxhall team that were created specifically for the production of 360 images and videos. We then visited the Luton plant to capture 360 images of the 5 different scenarios. These scenarios were staged to include various hazards for the users to spot, such as; people on their phone while driving, incorrect protective clothing, standing in a hazardous areas and so on.
Once all images had been captured they were edited to remove any irrelevant objects such as the tripod and photographer. Graphics were also overlaid to illustrate people speeding in the car park.
What we did - During event
We welcomed the Vauxhall staff in groups of 15 to put on the headsets and experience each scenario for a limited time. They then had to mark down on an image where they saw the H&S hazards. All 15 headsets were synchronised so each user saw exactly the same image at the same time on our command.
The session concluded with a member of the H&S team using a touch screen monitor to pan around the 360 images and point out the hazards within the space. At the end of each session all equipment was cleaned and prepared ready for the next group.
Virtually Mine provided all content, tech, assistance and networking solutions throughout the 5 days.
It was a very productive 5 days at Vauxhall. We saw over 1,400 employees for many of which it was their first VR experience, some of which had never seen some divisions of the plant featured. All were educated on typical and not so typical H&S hazards and because it was a virtual, participants could cover more ground in 10 minutes than they could do in 45 minutes.
The ability to transport groups of people to different scenarios virtually meant time was saved and there was less downtime for Vauxhall Luton during this important week of health and safety.