Excavator Inspection Training

Excavator Inspection Training in AR (Augmented Reality)

An excavator is a heavy tracked construction vehicle commonly used for demolition and earthmoving work. Like all heavy machinery, using an excavator comes with inherent risks and involves a number of safety procedures, including rigorous inspection of the machine before each shift. The operator must check the condition of the machine to ensure that it will not put anyone at risk.

While personal safety is essential, there are other considerations as well. Failing to perform a thorough inspection can significantly degrade a machine's performance by negatively impacting its productivity, reliability and component longevity. Performing a thorough inspection before starting the engine will ensure this costly equipment lasts as long as possible.

However, training staff to detect and recognize potential anomalies in an excavator is not easy. Few companies have the space or means to store old hydraulic excavators and other out-of-service construction equipment just for educational purposes.

Excavator Inspection Training




20 min


EN, FR, other languages on request

Learning Objectives

This AR (Augmented Reality) simulator is designed to help new or veteran employees inspect an excavator safely, protecting them and coworkers from any potential hazards associated with their use.

Trainees will acquire hands-on understanding of the major components of an excavator, and they'll learn how to do a pre-shift inspection by finding the flaws throughout the truck to prevent accidents caused by faulty or aged equipment.


Any excavator operator.
Excavator Inspection Training
Excavator Inspection Training

Training scenario

All the scenes are represented in photorealistic 3D visuals in Augmented Reality that allows the trainees to learn about excavator inspection in an immersive environment without any risk to themselves or others. The rendering is extremely realistic and is based on input from professionals.

Trainees can use the camera on their phone to experience this life-size excavator in their environment. They are able to move freely around the machine to inspect it from every angle, just as they would around a real one. If physical space is limited (office, classroom, etc.), they can also tap the circles on the ground to get from one area to another.

Trainees will perform a visual inspection of two excavators containing a series of critical anomalies, presented at random. They must inspect the bucket for cracks or damaged teeth; check the condition of the boom, cylinders, tracks, shoes, sprockets, tubes and hoses; detect missing bolts, steps, or the presence of leaks in the hydraulic system.‍


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