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Simulation Training Saves Money, Promotes Safety

Posted January 05, 2012 11:00 AM

Traditionally, learning to run a backhoe or drive a dump truck required getting behind the wheel and learning on-the-job. Today, with simulation training, damage to truck and student operator is "virtually" eliminated. Says one marketing director for a new line of construction equipment simulation software: "We teach people to work slowly and carefully first, with the emphasis on quality work…This is the opposite of the way people learn on real equipment, where there's a tendency for speed, because learning to do things carefully takes time..." Do you think simulation is a crucial element in operator training?

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01/08/2012 3:29 PM

Simulation can certainly be a valuable tool. I have trained many drivers and operators over the last 30 + years and can relate many entertaining stories about inexperienced recruits. I think the best use of the simulators available today would be to screen applicants for the next phase of hands on training. Written tests, then verbal tests, then simulator tests would help sort out the real candidates with potential from the wanna-bes.

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Re: Simulation Training Saves Money, Promotes Safety

02/24/2012 3:47 PM

Simulation has been shown to be beneficial across a variety of occupations and professional pursuits (e.g. the military). It seems like a very logical use of technology to improve lives and increase safety.

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