Improving Efficiency and Safe Workplace Operations in Heavy Industry: Training Problem Solving and Decision Making through Immersive Simulation (2008–2013)

Problem solving and decision making are critical workplace skills in high-risk industries. Motivated by successful simulator training of cognitive skills in aviation and defense, civil construction has recently introduced simulators to increase safety and respond to labor shortages demanding faster training. This project undertakes human factors research specific to civil construction to ensure the validity and efficacy of simulator training designed to prepare plant personnel to respond to construction site hazards. Results will have practical significance for heavy industry training and also contribute to basic knowledge on cognitive skills acquired through training in dynamic, immersive simulations. '',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council