Igloo a 'game-changer' for sewer training
Apr 18, 2017
A new 360-degree Igloo projection theatre is “a game changer” for sewer maintenance training.
“The aim is to make training and learning much more real, meaningful, interactive and, ultimately, effective. We’re very pleased to support Lanes’ vision for what the Igloo can achieve.” In London, Lanes teams work on the largest and oldest sewers in the UK, overcoming some of the toughest challenges a wastewater engineer can face. Supplied by Igloo Vision, the machine will become a key resource in both induction and refresher training for the 1,300 field operatives and 350 support staff who work on the Thames Water contract.
A series of more than 20 bespoke 360-degree videos of key sewer and drain maintenance tasks are now being created as real-life documentaries to be shown in the igloo. The audio-visual software also allows the creation of multiple interactive scenarios, so trainees will be able to decide what happens next, and learn from the consequences. Lanes Utilities is responsible for delivering planned and reactive maintenance across Thames Water’s 110,000km sewer network on behalf of 15 million wastewater customers. Its teams complete more than 1,100 jobs per day on average, including sewer lining, CCTV surveying, civil engineering and blockage investigations. They recently completed the millionth job in just over four years.
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