World-first technology to keep people safe in highly hazardous environments has been developed by two West Cumbrian companies.

Teams from REACT Engineering, based in Cleator Moor, and Createc, based in Cockermouth, worked remotely during the Covid-19 lockdown to complete a pioneering system.

ALARP Angel software allows a task to be defined, planned, rehearsed and executed in highly hazardous environments.

Developed over 12 months, the software allows firms to map out the work environment before it starts, train workers in virtual reality and if appropriate in mocked-up environments, plus monitor the job in real-time. .

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