Most common training methods are not sufficient to prepare employees for complex or potentially dangerous tasks. We propose therefore Virtual Reality Training as a method for interactive and experienced based learning where employees can perform practical tasks in a virtual world without putting their health or the production at risk. The refinery of Schwechat has made a Virtual Reality training simulator part of their regular training curriculum. Experience has shown that the simulator helps in speeding up training time and effectively preparing employees for tasks which cannot be practically trained for in the real world.

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