Safety Awareness Facilitator Guides

Teacher's Corner

Looking for a fun and educational virtual reality training experience?

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council has worked together with the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association to create a number of virtual reality apps to aid in the training of construction workers.

Below you will find the safety awareness facilitator guides for these apps, as well as links to where to download them.

Confined Space Facilitator Guide

The Confined Space Awareness Virtual Reality App allows participants to experience confined space sensations in a safe non-threatening environment before getting into a difficult and uncomfortable situation. Students will be able to identify unsafe situations and know when additional training is required.

Fall Protection Facilitator Guide

The Fall Protection App focuses on the daily needs of the employee including information about the different types of fall protection, what personal protective equipment to use, emergency procedures and how to calculate fall clearances.  Training will include 10 virtual reality (VR) case studies as a pre-activity/assessment to the in-class discussion/ practical application component.

Scaffolding Facilitator Guide

Scaffolds and ladders are commonly used on construction sites. Fatal or disabling injuries continue to result from workers falling from scaffolding that has been misused or poorly constructed on a construction site. The majority of the workers injured in scaffold accidents attribute the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object. 

This course covers the basics of scaffold safety and is designed for tradespeople including drywallers, siding and stucco installers, welders, millwrights, painters, power engineers, masons, insulators, ironworkers etc. so they think safety when working on a scaffold. This resource would be an effective teaching tool for use in high schools, Apprenticeship programs or for tool box talks on the job site. 

Identification and Analysis of Safety Hazards on the Virtual Construction Worksite

You’re a new entrant on the job site, today is your first day! This application will help you travel to a virtual work site where you will learn:

  • About different hazards on the job site
  • Hear real stories from industry experts who have been in your shoes before
  • Learn about why your PPE is important and why you should always wear it
  • See images from real job site incidents

Through your virtual reality headset you will be transported to a real job site to immerse yourself in your future career! This application is intended for general awareness and does not replace proper training.

Developed in the province of Manitoba through the support of the WCB Manitoba research and innovation program.