Any large scale construction related activity generally requires the use of cranes. A crane operator must be appropriately skilled to avoid any mishap at the construction site. This can be accomplished by training crane operators on all the safety procedures and methods of crane operation to be practiced. In this paper we explore a method whereby anyone who is being trained as a crane operator, must first learn all the operational procedures and safety norms by playing a simulation of operating a crane in a serious game. Once the user successfully completes the different levels of this serious game, he can then 'graduate' to operate an actual crane. Serious games are proven method of cost effective and risk free simulated environments where a player can learn all the nuances of any simulated activity, herein operating a crane. We implemented a learning methodology, Gagne's 9 Events of Learning, in order to ensure the player develops a high level of understanding. We used an actual crane as a reference model (Ace14XW) for this game. We surveyed several crane operators and found that this crane model game enhanced their knowledge of handling and precautionary measures. The users also reported an increased confidence level while operating a real crane.
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A. K. George, McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A Novel Approach for Training Crane Operators: Serious Game on Crane Simulator”, in Proceedings - IEEE 8th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2016, 2017, pp. 116-119.