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NextWave

Editor’s Note

NextWave is skilled labor meets cutting-edge tech. They provide off-the-shelf safety training with a long list of accreditations. NextWave has partnered with a long list of great clients in the AEC and education sectors. They’ve also taken part in some really recognizable projects, like the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. For safety and vocational training, NextWave is hard to beat.

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Notable Customers:

Turner Construction, Con Edison, Kiewit, Northwell Health, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Texo Association, Amerigas, IUP, Hostos Community College, Collin College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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About NextWave


NextWave Safety is a full-service risk management company and an IACET accredited training provider offering a suite of safety and training products, including VR training, workplace safety oversight, safety programs and full catalog of safety, vocational, and career training courses. NextWave is the only IACET-accredited training provider to bring virtual reality to support safety initiatives and workforce development. We see this as not just a pathway to new jobs but a gateway to a career.

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Construction Site Safety VR

An interactive construction environment complete with over thirty on-site hazards. Each trainee inspects the site identifying hazards and demonstrating safety knowledge about the associated risks and remediation practices. Based on OSHA standards. A training enhancement for the OSHA 10 & 30-Hour Construction Safety courses. Also relevant for construction safety awareness courses.

Training Breakdown:

  • Jobsite hazard inspection: Navigate the active jobsite to locate thirty-two (32) hazards, defects, and unsafe behaviors as defined by the OSHA 1926 standard.
  • Knowledge assessments: Multiple choice questions connected to specific hazards or unsafe behaviors requiring the user to demonstrate their working knowledge of safety principles and practices.
  • Performance report: View the performance report to see user’s score, those hazards found/unfound, and the correct answers to quiz questions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. User’s will demonstrate their working knowledge of the OSHA 1926 standard and apply it to an active jobsite.
  2. To understand and identify a broad range of safety issues and violations on an active construction site.
  3. To recognize and bring attention to unsafe actions and behaviors common to the construction site.
Fall Prevention VR

An aptitude test for working at heights. Inspect your fall protection system and make sure to tie off before walking out onto a steel beam 30 stories above the city street. Don’t fall! An instructional enhancement for the OSHA 10 & 30-hour Construction Safety course as well as fall safety certificate and awareness courses, including 8-Hour Fall Prevention, 4-Hour Fall Prevention Refresher, and OSHA 3110 Fall Arrest Systems.

Training Breakdown:

  • PFAS inspection: Conduct an inspection on your personal fall arrest system harness to identify any defects or unsafe conditions.
  • Tie off with your PFAS: Demonstrate your working knowledge of tie-off procedures by clipping your PFAS to the correct anchor point.
  • Working at heights: Demonstrate your ability to work safely at height by walking out on the steel beam to complete a task and returning without falling.
  • Performance report: View the performance report to see user’s success with individual tasks and their overall training score.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The importance of inspecting and being able to identify common defects found on a Personal Fall Arrest System harness.
  2. Industry best practices for tie-off protocols while working at heights.
  3. The potentially fatal dangers associated with working at heights.
General Industry Safety VR

Navigate a large interactive high bay warehouse environment populated with two dozen randomized hazards for trainees to identify and remediate. A training enhancement for the OSHA 1910 General Industry standard, compatible with OSHA 10 & 30-Hour General Industry Safety courses as well as all general industry awareness level trainings.

Training Breakdown:

  • Jobsite hazard inspection: Move yourself to the active warehouse to locate twelve (12) out of twenty-four (24) hazards, defects, and unsafe behaviors as defined by the OSHA 1910 standard.
  • Knowledge assessments: Multiple choice questions connected to specific hazards or unsafe behaviors requiring the user to demonstrate their working knowledge of General Industry safety principles and practices.
  • Performance report: View the performance report to see user’s score, those hazards found/unfound, and the correct answers to quiz questions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. User’s will demonstrate their working knowledge of the OSHA 1910 standard and apply it to an active working environment.
  2. To understand and identify a broad range of general industry safety issues and violations.
  3. To recognize and bring attention to unsafe actions and behaviors common to general industry settings.
Ladder Safety VR

An interactive lesson curriculum set in a simulated residential roofing repair environment in a suburban neighborhood. Train users on how to conduct a worksite assessment and ladder inspection before deploying and climbing a portable extension ladder. Based on best practices and OSHA standards, this module will empower learning core ladder safety principles by performing occupational tasks and making decisions in a safe, fun, simulated environment.

Training Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Worksite Assessment
  • Lesson 2: Ladder Selection
  • Lesson 3: Ladder Inspection
  • Lesson 4: Ladder Deployment
  • Lesson 5: Ladder Climb
  • Lesson 6: Anchoring to the Roof

Learning Objectives:

  1. Industry best practices for safe ladder selection, inspection, deployment, and usage.
  2. Situational awareness regarding the use of an extension ladder in a residential environment.
  3. Common defects that cause a ladder to be unfit for use.
  4. Common defects found on a Personal Fall Arrest System harness and proper tie-off protocol for work on pitched or sloped roofs.
Safe Patient Handling VR (Beta)

Built from the ground up to address the safe patient handling education needs of healthcare providers, Safe Patient Handling VR provides a safe, familiar virtual environment in which trainees can practice four common patient-handling procedures without risk to staff or patients. The performance of each trainee is scored, providing valuable, actionable data.

This training enhancement is targeted at both clinical providers and clinical support team members who have already completed initial safe patient handling training and require re-familiarization with practices and procedures.

Training Breakdown:

  • Supine to sit: Evaluate the patient’s pain level and mobility, then assist them in moving from a supine position to a sitting position using the appropriate slip-resistant equipment.
  • Sit to Ambulation (with Rolling Walker): Evaluate the patient’s pain level and mobility, then help the patient move from the bed to a chair using a rolling walker.
  • Bed to Chair Transfer (Total Assist Lift): Evaluate the patient’s pain level and mobility, then in collaboration with a virtual nursing assistant, support the patient in transferring from the bed to a chair using a total assist lift device.
  • Lateral Transfer: Evaluate the patient’s pain level and mobility, then in collaboration with a virtual nursing assistant, perform a lateral transfer from a bed to a stretcher using an air-assist device.
  • Performance Report: Review the performance report to see the user’s score and the tasks they successfully or unsuccessfully completed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase proficiency in safe patient handling techniques: Equip healthcare professionals with the skills to safely perform common patient transfers and movements, minimizing injury risks.
  2. Improve decision-making and equipment selection: Enhance healthcare professionals’ ability to assess mobility and pain, select suitable equipment, and apply best practices in patient handling scenarios.
  3. Strengthen teamwork and communication: Foster collaboration and communication between patients and healthcare professionals during transfers, ensuring a safer, more effective patient handling experience.

Additional Details


ArborXR Demo Available: No

Trial Period Offered: Yes

Regions Supported: North America, South America, APAC, EMEA, LATAM 

Notable Milestones / Awards:

  • VR Awards 2022 (finalists, education & training category)
  • NYCAA 2019 Product of the Year
  • IACET 2020 Innovation of the Year

Type of Developer: VR

Type of Content: Custom, Off-the-Shelf

Device Support: HTC, Oculus / Meta

Industries: EDU (Higher-Ed), Safety


Established: 2017
Headquarters: USA

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