Everything started with a question. “Can we learn not to slip and fall?”
Slips, trips and falls are at the top of the list for reportable accidents in nearly every industry. Each slip, trip and fall accident claim costs, on average, about $32,000. But more importantly, each accident costs the health and well-being of the person injured. And unfortunately, health and financial repercussions of a slip, trip and fall accident are often continually suffered in the months and years after the accident occurred. Safety training and awareness has not reduced slip, trip and fall injuries. So we posed the question: “Can we learn not to slip and fall? And if so, how?”
This is where years of research on human motion and injury mechanics came in. In a combined research effort, Dr. Thurmon Lockhart teamed with the United Parcel Service (UPS) to tackle this problem. Decades of research and understanding led Dr. Lockhart to embrace a kinetic learning approach; learn by doing. The end result was Slip Simulator™ Training.
The solution: Slip Simulator™ Training
Early adopters picked up the Slip Simulator™ technology and ran. Los Alamos National Lab installed multiple units and started to train their entire workforce. They conducted a controlled study with their workforce to determine exactly how effective the training was. The results were impressive. Individuals who took part in the Slip Simulator™ training experienced a 70% reduction in slip, trip and fall accidents. Individuals who just watched others get on the simulator experienced a 30% reduction. Similar results have been experienced by other organizations who adopt the Slip Simulator™ training, regardless of industry.
We've come a long way since then
Our design team, in coordination with input from the inventor and early technology adopters, has further developed the Slip Simulator™ from its humble beginnings. Our product is an out-of-the-box solution that incorporates a modular floor design to adapt to customer and site-specific training goals. In addition, our Slip Simulator™ products are custom-branded for each client company to further enhance the safety culture your company has invested in for its employees.
Our team has created multiple accessories that can be safely attached, as needed, for training to specific challenges. We strive to create realistic learning as much as possible. This is truly an engineered system and it is incredibly durable. Throw in dedicated customer support and involvement, and you have a truly effective and memorable training system.
But don't take our word for it
Take the word of your peers. Let us put you in contact with our customers who are in your industry, so you can talk to those with the same problems as you, and hear about how training is working for them.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Tennessee Valley Authority
AK Steel Corporation
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Brookhaven National Lab
American Electric Power