Gas Industry Should Embrace Innovative Learning Technologies, says eCom Scotland

By: Bob Little PR
DUNFERMLINE, Scotland - June 10, 2021 - PRLog -- The gas industry's professional engineering institution, the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), held its inaugural safety conference on 9th June. Supported by the Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG), the conference was held online.

Conference delegate, Helen Robertson, of the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland, commented, "Safety being a vital pillar of the gas industry, this conference outlined – among other things - the progress that's being made to deliver the safety case for developing a UK hydrogen economy. There was also news of the latest carbon monoxide research, along with safety initiatives such as the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (IGEM/G/11), as well as updates on improving competence and safety in high rise residential buildings (HRRB)."

Helen continued, "Being such a safety-conscious, highly-regulated industry, organisations in the gas industry are missing out if they don't take advantage of the benefits of innovative learning and assessment technologies – including virtual reality – to develop their workforce's knowledge, skills and competence faster, more effectively and more cost-efficiently. Moreover, the ones who'll suffer most from this stick-in-the-mud, overly-traditional approach to corporate learning, development and assessment are the industry's customers – the public.

"For example, as eCom knows from first-hand experience, many industries which also place a great emphasis on safety are using virtual reality to develop their workforce's competency in a safe learning environment," she added. "This includes using eCom's own Cloud-based virtual reality authoring tool, eNetReality, to develop online learning materials and objective assessments which can be delivered on any device – from immersive headsets to mobile devices and desktop computers."

In Helen's view, "A number of organisations are using a tool called 'Comply' for an effective and efficient 21st century approach to compliance tracking. Investing in digital technologies creates efficiencies that are needed for long-term, sustainable growth in a new energy world.

"Relying on technology to keep accurate training records helps with compliance and contributes to an increase in employee safety," she added. "Moreover, it reduces costs and 'lost time', improves time-to-market, maintains workers' credentials and increases safety – for workers and their customers."

For details of eNetReality, see:  For details of Comply, see:,a%20strong%20case%20for%20digitisation

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