Serious Labs virtual reality now sufficient for MEWP training

Jul. 03, 2022

Serious Labs, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is offering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant virtual reality (VR) operator training for articulated and telescopic boom lifts and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Trainers who use the Serious Labs simulator to deliver the ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario to new operators for MEWP 3b certification are no longer required to make those operators touch the actual equipment to finalize their training. If an operator completes and passes the Serious Labs ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario with a minimum of 80 percent proficiency, they will have demonstrated sufficient skill, ability and awareness to be certified by the training entity. The simulator calculates this proficiency score based on dozens of data points aligned with industry testing standards.

“We have always known that our combination of VR and analytics is the best way to train MEWP operators, but now it’s official,” said Jim Colvin, CEO, Serious Labs. “Our team has worked hard over the past few years to refine our simulator training to meet ANSI’s strict requirements. I’m proud that we are the only VR developers in the world who have achieved this accomplishment.”

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