FIRST IN ASIA – Galmon showcased VR operator training at World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Galmon showcased the new JLG virtual reality operator training simulator at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

The congress was held from 4 to 6 September 2017 and attended by over 3,000 occupational safety and health professionals and experts, trade union representatives, senior executives from governmental and non-governmental organisations, and decision makers from various industries.

This is the first time the simulator has been brought to Asia, since it was first introduced in March 2017 at the CONEXPO trade show held in the United States.

Galmon at World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017 - virtual reality VR operator training for mobile elevating work platforms
The leading edge training experience lets trainees operate a virtual machine using actual equipment controls for a better understanding of real-world conditions.

Trainers can also identify their trainees’ knowledge gaps and correct them before they go to work on the job site.

During the three-day exhibition, Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Manpower & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, came by Galmon’s booth to learn how the JLG virtual reality training simulator provides a fully immersive experience which augments traditional operator training.

Galmon at World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017 - 02 - Sam Tan visits Galmon's booth

At the Congress, Galmon’s chief operating officer Shawn Ong spoke on how mobile elevating work platforms are an effective work-at-heights solution and gave a preview of what’s next in operator training.

His presentation was part of a symposium hosted by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower on innovative approaches to occupational safety and health, featuring a panel from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.

Galmon at World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017 - Shawn Ong speech on mobile elevating work platforms at Singapore Ministry of Manpower symposium

On the final day of the Congress, the international delegates visited Galmon’s headquarters as well as Galmon Academy.

The tour was a part of the Congress programme to enrich delegates’ appreciation of the key industries and occupational safety and health developments in this region. Galmon was one of 19 local companies and organisations chosen to participate in the programme.

Galmon at World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017 - technical tour visit to Galmon

During their tour, the delegates learnt how workplace safety is reflected in every aspect of our operations and work environment.

The delegates travelled to Singapore from all over the world, including Austria, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, Latvia, and Malaysia. We also welcomed the representatives from local companies and Statutory Boards.

After the tour, visitors got a chance to be on top of the world as they rode the world’s tallest boom lift – the JLG 1850SJ – which has a working height equivalent to 19 floors!

Delegates who preferred to keep their feet on the ground experienced the innovative virtual reality training simulator which allows them to operate a virtual boom lift using actual equipment controls.

Galmon is proud to host the delegates from the World Congress and thankful for the opportunity to exchange ideas with our distinguished guests.


The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work is an international conference that promotes the importance of workplace safety and health. Organised every three years by the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) institution of the host country, the World Congress:

  • Provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge, practices and experience among its participants
  • Reinforces and builds networks and alliances, laying the groundwork for cooperation amongst the various public and private stakeholders
  • Provides a platform for the development of knowledge, strategic and practical ideas that can be put to use immediately


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