Visitors to Barangaroo Reserve can now experience snapshots of local Aboriginal life and culture with the unveiling of Barangaroo Ngangamay, an immersive multimedia artwork created by Barangaroo’s inaugural Artistic Associates, Amanda Jane Reynolds and Genevieve Grieves.
“Barangaroo Ngangamay (Barangaroo Dreaming) is a series of five short films to be viewed by visitors on their phones or tablet devices as they explore the new headland park on the city’s western foreshore. The artwork is designed to give viewers a deeper understanding of the area’s rich Aboriginal history and heritage, and share the story of Barangaroo, the strong Cammeraygal woman after whom the area is named.”
Have you ever thought about safety in your workplace? It’s often something overlooked or something we’re extremely complacent about. But what if it were the invisible things of the everyday, those tasks that we do day-in and day-out, that could cause us harm one day?
It’s not a matter of if, but when.
March 22, 2017 the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation (NSCA) hosted a Member Connect event to discuss what some organisations are doing to help promote, manage and improve on safety and health in their workplaces. Pro-Visual had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending this event and meeting other members in the like-minded community.
Alice Klontzaris, Employee Wellbeing Manager for the CBA, presented “A holistic approach to Mental Health”. Klontzaris highlighted the importance of developing a workplace strategy to supporting those with mental health in the workplace, and outlined some of the programs the Commonwealth Bank wellbeing team focus on each day, month and year. Their aim: to help their employees ‘THRIVE’.
Geoff Hoad, Director WHS at Optus, took guests into the realm of WHS and workers compensation, the motivators for not having specific targets, integrating safety and health into business systems and culture, and just focusing on the main asset – people. But did you know that safety is deeply rooted in making money/profit?
Phil Archer, General Manager from FirstAction, highlighted the reasons why he gets out of bed each morning – to help save lives – and introduced their new Activate app (soon to be launched). Activate, an app developed to assist wardens and their workplaces in emergency situations, to better carry out emergency response plans as well as communicate and access the processes and paperwork on the fly.
The NSCA Member Connect events are exclusive opportunities for members to come together and network, to join a community of safety professionals in a collaborative environment. To find out more about what the NSCA Foundation does to inspire, educate, inform and engage in best practice WHS and risk management, visit them here.
Assist in achieving better safety outcomes for your workplace. Get involved today.
New to the realm of Pro-Vis AR and Augmented Reality (AR), comes the recently released School Canteen Guide to Food Safety & Nutrition.
Now, school canteen managers, workers and volunteers are able to not only access readily available tips and information on canteen hygiene and safety, but by using their smart devices, either tablet or mobile phone, more resources are literally at their fingertips.
All volunteers within school canteens should have a basic knowledge of:
Start interacting with useful content, for example, did you know that one of the first lines of defence against illnesses is simply washing your hands?
This year’s edition of the School Canteen Guide brings to life the steps involved to maintaining a high standard of hygiene and the processes of cleaning your hands properly. Experience the AR video and see for yourself!
Other topics include:
Sponsors associated with this guide allow it to be sent out free of charge to schools and canteen services across Australia. If you haven’t received your copy yet, and are itching to try out the augmented reality content with the Pro-Vis AR app or desiring that extra bit of advice about food safety and health – subscribe today!
The Galleries are hosting a number of artists as part of their Artists Playground and this year proves to be BIGGER and BETTER than the last. This year you can take part and get involved.
From 1-20 March – THIS MONTH – 12 hugely talented artists will be showcasing their creations in the hotly anticipated Augmented Reality Exhibition.
Prizes are also up for grabs – who doesn’t love a bit of art and competition? Enjoy!
Have you received a copy of one of our Augmented Reality (AR) capable guides, but don’t quite know how to utilise the additional features?
Well, fear not, for this post will run you through the basic steps required to help you make the most of your AR capable guide and experience the Pro-Vis AR app.
STEP 1: Subscribe to an industry/workplace relevant resource guide and once received display it somewhere prominent in your workplace. Not only do our guides provide you with essential health, safety and well-being information, but the augmented reality components also provide access to further information.
STEP 3: View the interactive content by finding your industry category, then by scanning over artwork with the following marker:
Are you hoping to hit the ground running this year when it comes to developing better safety outcomes and interaction among your colleagues, workers and customers?
We’re churning the next lot of health, safety and well-being information resources out like hot cakes. Our recently released guides feature Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities, providing new ways to interact with health, safety and well-being content and further information. This can all be accessed via the Pro-Vis AR app on your smart device or mobile phone.
Stop imagining and start engaging with AR technology.
Axalta Coating Systems Australia is the first company to partner with Pro-Visual Publishing to create Axalta Interactive, its own augmented reality (AR) app and experiences. Axalta is driven towards innovation and customer engagement, and this AR launch coincides with what has been a busy year for Axalta in celebrating the company’s 150th year in operation.
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has created Axalta Interactive, an augmented reality app that brings Axalta’s leading refinish brands - Standox, Spies Hecker and Cromax - to life for customers in the Australian market.
Axalta is the first coating company in Australia to create its own AR app and experiences. The free Axalta Interactive app gives users an immersive content experience by hovering a mobile device over the Axalta Interactive logo (marker). This transports the user to exciting 3D modelling and Hologram experiences as well as the latest video footage and an exclusive hologram introduction from Axalta.
Augmented Reality enhances the physical, real-world environment by adding digital objects that are viewed through a smart phone or tablet. This is the same technology that is used by some of the world’s largest brands such as Pokémon GO®, McDonald’s Monopoly®, Coca Cola®.
The project is in partnership with Pro-Visual Publishing and is hosted by the Pro-Vis AR platform. John Hutchings, owner of Pro-Visual Publishing said,
“The brief provided by Axalta’s senior management presented ideas in 3D modelling and interaction that had not been attempted before. We are very proud to have implemented these exciting experiences for their customers to try out. We have developed the Axalta Interactive App to be continually enhanced, providing users with access to greater levels of information in the future.”
From design and development to the launch of the much-anticipated interactive app, Axalta, with the assistance of Pro-Visual Publishing, has been able to use the latest technology to provide a unique and exciting encounter for their customers and visitors.
“Axalta has achieved an important milestone this year, celebrating its 150th anniversary in the coatings industry. Our longevity has been driven by a focus on cutting edge technology and meeting the needs of our customers well into the future,” said Steven Brett, Axalta’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.
Surprising, isn’t it, that in January alone this year, there have already been 5 fatalities in the transport, postal & warehousing sector according to Safe Work Australia.
Is it really that surprising? Last year’s figures, the transport, postal and warehousing sector ranked the highest in terms of total work-related deaths, with 64 deaths recorded.
In light of these figures a new research reveals that truck driving is one of the deadliest jobs in Australia.
According to a report from Fairfax Media, the Macquarie University study surveyed 559 truck drivers and found that a high proportion of workers spend long and dangerous hours carrying unsafe loads to avoid losing their jobs.
Author, Professor Louise Thornthwaite from Macquarie University’s Centre for Workforce Futures, said the study reveals a “blame the victim” culture and urged those at the top of the Chain of Responsibility to be held accountable for safety.
Do you know your obligations and duties when it comes to health and safety in your workplace? Is safety a priority or do you “turn a blind eye just so the job gets done”?
For the transport, postal and warehousing industry, more obviously needs to be done to achieve better safety outcomes and keep workers and drivers safe while on the job.
To address some of the major hazards and concerns within the transport, postal and warehousing sector, recently released transport and warehouse safety resource guides, provide managers and their workers with advice on the following hot-topics:
This year, both of the transport and warehouse sector guides provide readers with layers of interactivity now that they are both Augmented Reality capable. Use the Pro-Vis AR app to access further resources and engaging content, to encourage and ensure that safety is a priority in your workplace rather than a process of “ticking the boxes to look compliant”.
Launching in June across the UK, British start-up Mardles hopes to bring something extra special to children’s bedtime stories. With the ever increasingly popular Augmented Reality technology, Mardles has already incorporated the digital experiences with stickers and colouring books. Now they are hoping to encourage parents and children in storytelling.
“It's all too easy to just give kids a tablet to keep them quiet, but this is something that children and parents can use together.”
2016 recorded about 176 total worker deaths throughout Australia.
Diane Smith-Gander, Chair of Safe Work Australia, has urged everyone at the start of this new year to take some time out and ensure that safety remains a top priority in their workplace for 2017.
Safe Work Australia data shows that vehicle collisions, being hit by moving objects and falls from a height are still the most common cause of death in the workplace.
Unfortunately, five people have already died on the job this year. The transport sector, remains one of the most dangerous industries, with three workers losing their lives in less than a week. The transport sector recorded the highest number of workplace deaths in 2016 (63).
According to the latest figures, one construction worker has also been killed at work. A total of 30 construction workers died on the job in 2016. The fifth fatality for 2017, so far, occurred in the arts & recreation services industry.
It’s a tragic start to the new year, so let's make a new year’s resolution to take safety seriously and actually do something about it.
Be a safety hero in your workplace this year, strive for better safety outcomes.