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Workforce safety education and training for oil and gas industry: a conceptual framework for virtual reality-based HAZFO expert 2.0

Muhammad Mujtaba Asad (Sukkur IBA University, Airport Road, Sukkur, Pakistan)
Fahad Sherwani (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan)
Razali Bin Hassan (Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia)
Zafarullah Sahito (Sukkur IBA University, Airport Road, Sukkur, Pakistan)
Najmonnisa Khan (Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan)

Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology

ISSN: 1726-0531

Article publication date: 7 June 2021

Issue publication date: 30 August 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Oil and gas industries play a major role for the growth of world economy, and drilling operation is considered as most important and hazardous procedure at the same time for oil and gas drilling crew because of the lack of effectual and user-friendly safety and health teaching and learning aids with updated knowledge and training capability. According to the previous studies, there is an urgent industrial need for user interactive technological aid for enhancing the teaching and learning of oil and gas drilling crew and safety officials at onshore and offshore drilling domains to fulfill the requirements of fourth industrial and educational revolutions. Therefore, this proposed virtual reality (VR)-based Hazard Free Operation (HAZFO Expert 2.0) teaching and learning aid to reduce the workplace risk and hazards to enhance the vestibule and experiential learning performance of oil and gas drilling process at Pakistani drilling industries.

Design/methodology/approach

In this proposed product based study for interactive teaching and learning application for industry, sequential explanatory research design will be adopted to prevent the accidents according to the modern technologies in this era of IR 4.0. Whereas, for the development of VR-based educational aid for Pakistani oil and gas industries, Autodesk 3ds Max, visual studio and MySQL software’s will be used.

Findings

This new concept of VR-based interactive educational aid (HAZFO Expert 2.0) for accident prevention at oil and gas drilling industries will be based on potential hazards and their suitable controlling measures for onshore and offshore drilling sites.

Practical implications

VR-based interactive educational aid for oil and gas workforce will facilitate the health and safety professionals for the elimination of potential hazards associated with oil and gas drilling activities to the next level of identification of hazards which has been identified in HAZFO Expert 1.0 at onshore and offshore drilling sites.

Originality/value

This proposed VR-based interactive educational aid for safe drilling process will be the first visual teaching and e-learning technology which covers all onshore and offshore drilling operations in Pakistani oil and gas industries and provides effective hazard controlling strategies to overcome challenging industrial hazards.

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Citation

Asad, M.M., Sherwani, F., Hassan, R.B., Sahito, Z. and Khan, N. (2022), "Workforce safety education and training for oil and gas industry: a conceptual framework for virtual reality-based HAZFO expert 2.0", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 20 No. 5, pp. 1122-1131. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-08-2020-0330

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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