FAQs

CrisisVR is a pioneering e-learning service that enables students to prepare for crisis situations using a Virtual Reality environment.

How does it work?

CrisisVR is an e-learning course. The course is accessed online. The student manages their own profile and controls the pace of the learning. The courses use films, pictures, narrative, quizzes and Virtual Reality scenarios. For certain modules of the course, students will wear a Virtual Reality headset; Virtual Reality scenarios are accessed by (TBC).

I have a training programme, where does CrisisVR fit in this programme?

CrisisVR offers cost-effective training that has not previously been available. Traditional classroom training is very important for certain groups but often it is unavailable to front-line staff because of budget, logistics or time constraints. CrisisVR allows students to train at a pace that suits their work schedule without the need to travel. Companies using CrisisVR can target large groups of staff for training without the need for detailed scheduling and with the quality assurance that all staff are trained to the same consistent standard.

What courses are available?

The courses currently available are targeted primarily at the aviation sector. The two courses are:

Crisis Communications. Understand the principles of crisis communications and how to face the cameras, difficult situations and the high-emotions of an emergency situation. Typical students will include airline station managers, ‘Go Team’ leaders, airport duty / terminal managers and ground handling managers. 

Special Assistance Team. Fundamental training for team members who provide support, reassurance and practical assistance to others in times of greatest need. This core training is suitable for both new staff to understand their duties and for existing staff as refresher training.

Courses in development include: Building and Managing a Family Assistance Centre; Evacuation of Hotels / Airport Terminal Buildings; Go Team; Airport Emergency Facilities (FFRC / SRC etc).

Existing courses or new courses can be prepared to meet specific company branding and requirements.

Who is it for?

CrisisVR is a professional e-learning platform that uses Virtual Reality simulations to enhance the training experience. The training is for individuals who have front-line emergency management duties where they may be required to interact directly with other people either in groups or individually. The training is also suitable for line managers.

What equipment will I need?

Any reasonable VR headset will be sufficient and we can give further advice.

What languages are available?

Currently the courses are available only in English. Any of our courses are available to special order in other languages.

Who is ‘CrisisVR’?

CrisisVR is a partnership of two specialist companies. Virtual Speech Ltd leads the market in interactive virtual reality training and is the technical partner. Return on Development Ltd, already a provider of international crisis management consultancy, has employed leading subject matter experts to produce the course content.

Still have questions?

"The Virtual reality really helps you to experience attitudes, emotions, places and situations that are difficult to replicate in normal training."

John Bailey – Experienced Crisis Communications Professional

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