SafeSite – AI-Based Health and Safety Training in Offshore Construction

The SafeSite Team at V-LAB's The Redcar Beacon Office - Dr Vladimir Vukovic, Vishak Dudhee, Paul Bass and Prasanna Bandara (From left to right)

The offshore construction industry is at a crossroads, facing a pressing dilemma: a staggering 565,000 incidents and 123 fatalities were reported in the year 2021/22. These alarming statistics underscore the urgent need for a transformative shift in safety standards. Simultaneously, the emergence of floating offshore wind technology holds immense promise, paving the way for significant growth in renewable wind energy production, especially in deeper waters. Amidst this promising expansion, it’s crucial to emphasise the paramount importance of ensuring safety during offshore construction. Thus, traditional methods of health and safety training, once deemed sufficient, have proven inadequate in ensuring the well-being of offshore workers. It is clear that a new approach is needed to address this critical issue.

In response to this challenge, we introduce SafeSite — a groundbreaking solution poised to revolutionise offshore safety training. Developed in collaboration with Core Systems Software Ltd and V-LAB Ltd, SafeSite is an innovative, AI-driven health and safety tool that harnesses the immersive capabilities of Virtual Reality (VR). This powerful combination of cutting-edge technology promises not only to elevate safety standards but also to enhance the overall operational efficiency of offshore construction projects.

Key Features

SafeSite is a comprehensive solution that combines cutting-edge features to revolutionise offshore safety training.

One of its standout features is the AI-powered model-making process, which seamlessly transforms 3D scans into high-definition Building Information Modelling (BIM) models. This innovation not only enhances project planning accuracy but also streamlines the identification of potential safety hazards, ensuring that workers are well-prepared.

In addition, SafeSite boasts a proprietary AI scenario creator that meticulously tailors health and safety training content to match the unique conditions of individual offshore locations. This approach ensures a highly customised, engaging, and relevant training experience that resonates with workers, improving their readiness to handle real-life situations.

Complementing these cutting-edge capabilities is an immersive VR environment featuring an AI voice tutor and customisable avatars. This immersive setting fosters an interactive and unparalleled learning experience, enabling workers to actively engage with safety protocols and procedures, further enhancing their preparedness.

Overall, SafeSite not only prioritises safety but also optimises training effectiveness, aligns with industry standards, and contributes to enhanced business productivity. This comprehensive approach ensures a safer and more sustainable future for the offshore construction industry, perfectly in line with the UK’s ambitious goals for offshore wind energy production.

In collaboration with Core Systems Software Ltd, we leverage their extensive expertise in software development to ensure the seamless integration of SafeSite’s AI-driven features. Core Systems Software Ltd has a proven track record in delivering robust and reliable software solutions, making them an invaluable partner in our mission to enhance offshore safety.

V-LAB Ltd brings its wealth of experience in the realm of extended reality (XR) to the table. With our expertise in VR technology and immersive environments, V-LAB Ltd ensures that SafeSite’s VR components are state-of-the-art and provide the most realistic and effective training experience possible.

A Vision for a Safer and More Sustainable Future

SafeSite’s vision extends beyond its impressive features; it embodies a broader ambition—to align with and contribute to the UK’s audacious goal of increasing offshore wind output to 40GW by 2030. By integrating our cutting-edge solution with the nation’s green energy aspirations, we aim to sculpt a safer and more sustainable future for the offshore construction industry.

SafeSite represents a transformative leap forward in offshore safety training. With its AI-driven technology, immersive VR experiences, and a commitment to aligning with sustainability goals, SafeSite is poised to redefine safety standards and shape a brighter future for offshore construction.

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