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considerations for serious games use in safety culture improvement in the resources industry

Abstract

This paper will report on the actual process of creating a training simulation and the learning outcome considerations in the design and development of a simulation reconstructing a typical mining industry accident. The simulation application sought to illustrate how such a technique could be used to develop appropriate behaviour within trainees around safety critical decision making in the context of understanding potential hazardous outcomes of inappropriate decisions. This paper describes the approach taken by the development team to address three areas;1) how and with what degree of facilitation should the scenario be delivered to the trainees, 2) how the tool should be used to identify training requirements, and 3) considerations for the use and adoption of the methodology in an industry which is relatively immature in its use of simulation beyond operator in the loop training simulators.

Authors/Affiliation:

Deanna Christof /Mining Industry Skills Centre

Gary Eves/QinetiQ Consulting Pty Ltd

Submitted to:

SimTecT Conference

Year:

2009