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Introducing CM Labs’ Signaller Training Station

You work as a team. So train as a team.


Collaborative learning builds effective teams. From job planning to after-action review, CM Labs’ new cooperative Signaller Training Station allows novice operators to train together to develop effective teamwork and communications.

The only solution of its kind, CM Labs’ Signaller Training Station not only reduces training costs by letting team members train simultaneously — it also makes it possible for you to train operators in unique ways that are too risky or expensive to replicate in real life. Embedding the signaller in a working simulation increases trainee engagement and motivation, making this the most effective platform for them to learn:

  • Correct signaller positioning

  • Proper load trajectory

  • Proper hand signal delivery

  • Safe direction of lift operations

Train to worksite standards — in the classroom

With the Signaller Training Station, trainees learn critical worksite skills such as communication and teamwork, in a safe environment. The Signaller Training Station is designed to work with CM Labs’ crane training packs, including Luffing Tower Crane, Flat-top Tower Crane, Crawler Crane, and Mobile Crane.

While one trainee operates a crane on the Vortex simulator, another works cooperatively within the virtual jobsite, providing signals and guiding the operation through to successful completion via webcam and picture-in-picture display. Trainees can move around the worksite to inspect the lifting area, recognise potential hazards, gain a clear view of activities, and provide hand signals to the crane operator. Together, they either fail as a team — or succeed as a team. The result: new operators that are simply better prepared for any jobsite.

A full fleet on one Vortex simulator

You don’t need to buy multiple simulators — it takes just seconds to switch equipment training packs in the simulator interface and swap out the controls. Any of our training packs can be deployed on the desktop Vortex Trainer or the full-immersion Vortex Advantage simulator.

Effective operator training that’s proven


Time and again, organisations worldwide are seeing the results: Operators trained on Vortex simulators build the real-world skills they need to operate heavy equipment safely and efficiently. Scalable to every training need and budget, Vortex simulators represent the widest range of training solutions available today. Watch this video to learn more about the Vortex Advantage, our fully immersive operator training solution.

Success with Vortex simulators

When the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) modernised their training classrooms with next-generation Vortex simulators and instructor stations for operator training, the benefits ranged from faster practical training time to increased trainee engagement and more.

Source: CM Labs Simulations Inc.