Harness Hero - A Safety Training App That Can Save Lives
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2014, over 300 construction workers died as a result of a fall at work. These deaths are preventable with the proper use of fall prevention and fall protection. In response to this safety hazard, Master Builders' Association partnered with a gaming company to take fall protection training to the modern day, using a free app available to anyone with a smartphone or tablet. Harness Hero, isn't just a game, but an innovative approach to saving lives in the construction industry. This gaming app has enhanced the way construction companies deliver fall protection training and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
Since Harness Hero's launch in 2016, MBA has partnered with Simcoach Games and been involved in the development of numerous safety games, including:
ICRA for Construction
As a carpenter on a healthcare construction site, you are challenged to identify safety hazards at a hospital. Find hazards that could potentially contaminate yourself and patients.
Site Coach: Ladder Safety
Players are challenged to investigate construction sites and practice identifying some of the most common hazards in ladder safety. The game features the following safety precautions: identification of ladder damage, use near fall hazards, secured ladders, placement of ladders in excavation, overhead power lines, selection of the right ladder, and so much more.
Site Coach: Start Smart
Players investigate construction sites and practice identifying some of the most common hazards in building and highway construction. Some of the safety hazards include: ladder safety issues, scaffolding mishaps, struck-by hazards, and more.
Site Coach: Fall Hazards
Players investigate construction sites and practice identifying some of the common fall hazards that may be present in building construction. The game features the following fall hazards: improper fall arrest setup, faulty or broken fall protection, improper fall prevention setup, exposed loading areas, misuse of PPE, trench and excavation hazards, ladder safety issues, scaffolding issues, and so much more.
All of the games are available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play or through Simcoach's Skill Arcade.