Preventing serious electrical incidents with serious simulations.

PROBLEM

Safety for electrical workers is a major problem in the United States: Every 30 minutes during the work day, a worker suffers an electrically induced injury; everyday, an estimated five to ten arc flash explosions occur in the US and one to two of those are fatal. A majority of these accidents involve low voltage equipment.

GOAL

Reduce the number of electrical incidents by helping workers understand regulations and establish safe practices through real-world situations in a virtual, risk-free environment.

PARTNERS

Electrical Training Alliance (formerly NJATC) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

SOLUTION

Using a series of lessons and scenarios, the player completes a number of different common tasks related to low voltage electrical safety. The game also visualizes the harmful consequences of mistakes to support learning from failure. It allows the learner to manipulate the variables (such as fault current, clearing times, nominal voltage and worker distance) that will directly impact the degree of the hazard in a virtual environment to help them better witness and understand the dangers they could face in the actual workplace. All situations are compliant with OSHA regulations and the NFPA 70E 2009 standard. Calculations are based on IEEE 1584 Standard in order to provide the most accurate and helpful training program.

ROLLOUT

The product has been used by tens of thousands of people. Many corporations, individual electricians and trainers, and the lead training associations of IBEW and NECA electricians have used the Electrical Safety Sim game for more effective learning and practice inside and outside of the classroom setting.

Electircal Safety Video Game Video: Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Training Game Simulation

“The importance of having a 'hands on' experiential tool like the Electrical Safety Sim developed by Simcoach Games is imperative given the potential dangers associated with energized electrical work.

The product's approach and effectiveness - of teaching young electrical workers and reinforcing the knowledge of seasoned veterans - is game changing.”

– Palmer Hickman
Director of Code and Safety Training and Curriculum Development
Electrical Training ALLIANCE and Contributing Expert, NFPA 70e Standard Committee