Pro-Visual Publishing has released the latest edition of its Metal Manufacturing Industry Guide to Safety, produced in partnership with the Australian Industry Group, and this year’s edition comes with augmented reality functionality.

Printed in a 1m x 1m format, the Guide is designed to be displayed in a place that is accessible to all workers. In doing so it will help to aid in the promotion of health and safety and serve as a constant reminder to metal workers of potential hazards and threats that could jeopardise one’s safety in the workplace.

This year’s Guide features select topics that have been considered to be of the most importance to metalworkers. The topics this year include: manual handling for transporting materials; welding fumes and their carcinogenic effects; tips for staying hydrated; industrial deafness; and workplace traffic management.

One particularly exciting feature of the Guide is its use of augmented reality (AR) technology, allowing the printed guide to come to life through digital technology. By simply downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, users can use their smart devices to scan over any AR-enabled content. In doing so, metalworkers can access further resources such as videos to use in induction and training workshops. Thanks to the Guide’s corporate partners, it is possible for the new edition to be distributed free to the metal manufacturing industry.

“I would like to thank all the sponsors of the Metal Manufacturing Industry Guide to Safety 2019-20,” said John Hutchings, CEO of Pro-Visual Publishing. “Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”