IS is supporing a project being led by Hire Association Europe, to provide FIS members the opportunity to experience training delivered using virtual reality (VR). pHAEton is a VR app for mobile phones and tablets and the following modules, applicable to the operations of the sector are currently available:

●       Cordless Drill ●       Hand-Arm Vibration
●       Cut-off Saw ●       Materials Hoist
●       Dangers of Dust, Silica and Asbestos ●       Mental Health at Work
●       Dust Extraction ●       Reciprocating Saw
●       Electrical Safety ●       Safe Use of Ladders
●       Environment ●       Working At Height (Alloy Tower)
●       Generators  

Each module explores the essentials of safe tool and equipment using interactive puzzles, and each one finishes with a short multiple-choice knowledge test.

The app is available for iOS and Android mobile devices and can be run on tablets or using the cardboard headset with a mobile phone for a more virtual experience. Users will be able to provide feedback at a later date.

Search for pHAEton on either the App Store or Google Play

For full access to the app and all of the modules you will require a username and password to get these send an email to fisvr@hae.org.uk including the names and email addresses for all users. Please ensure you include your postal address and we will send a Cardboard VR headset in the post.