Virtual reality company Serious Labs has announced its new ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario, the first-ever availability of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant VR operator training for articulated and telescopic boom lifts, types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). 

Trainers who use the Serious Labs simulator to deliver the ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario to new operators for MEWP 3b certification are no longer required to make those operators touch the actual equipment to finalize their training. If an operator completes and passes the Serious Labs ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario with a minimum of 80% proficiency, they will have demonstrated sufficient skill, ability and awareness to be certified by the training entity. The simulator calculates this proficiency score based on dozens of data points aligned with industry testing standards.

The ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario is custom-designed to verify the MEWP 3b ANSI A92.24 and ISO 18878:13 specified boom lift competencies. The simulated training features consequence-free obstacles and situations that would be difficult to set up in a real-life training space. The simulator provides a data-based report of the operator's skills, an aspect especially important for plant facility maintenance turnarounds and shutdowns where it is critical to understand the skills gaps for temporary workers who are operating equipment on location.