Most of us don't know what to do in an emergency.

Partly because we don't pay attention...

... and we panic...

 ...and stress changes the way our brains work.

But also because safety information is hard to remember​.

We’re suffering from information overload, which makes it difficult to separate what’s useful from the noise.

Fewer and fewer people are even capable of reading a map.

We're getting worse at navigating because of our reliance on GPS.

And yet, we continue to practice the same old safety we’ve had for decades.


Information Overload



Standard Safety Procedures

Leaving us with a huge safety gap.

Big Picture Safety Problems



Burden of Truth

  • Rising insurance rates

  • Time/wages lost to drills and training

  • Proving compliance as an organization.​

  • Proving individuals know required safety protocol.

  • Preserving human life

  • Preventing injury and trauma.

Our Solution

Our Solution

Safety training you can trust.

Loci's training tools turn safety instructions into instinct so we know what to do when it really counts. 

Training outcomes are verified and auditable for above-and-beyond compliance and data security. 



Visually fly through structure to exits.

Match the exits to the map.



Mission-based drills build our mental map of a space by moving from point to point.




Replay as often as needed, because practice makes

perfectly safe.

Effective and accessible for all ages and technical abilities.


Loci’s safety training system uses breakthrough neuroscience to embed critical information in our long term memory. 

Our brains have their very own GPS system, made up of place cells and grid cells. 

By engaging our brain’s navigation cells we build mental maps of the spaces we’re in.

Meaning we'll know where to go or how to exit our environment safely in an emergency.

Studies have have also shown that virtual navigation engages the brain's GPS as effectively as physically being there.


A Verified Culture of Safety 


Employer, Insurer, Inspector - those responsible for safety protocol and liable for the safety of others need a better way to prove they are doing everything they can to make us safe. 

Loci uses verifiable credentials to increase the efficiency, accuracy and transparency of legacy safety systems.

Safety credentials are generated for each successful completion of a training game or test. 

The ledger of credentials is verified and signed by a trusted third party.

Liable parties are rewarded for above-and-beyond safety.

The Loci Ecosystem is designed to work... 

... anywhere people are.

Loci can be integrated anywhere occupant information is known by liable entities.


Technical Architecture: Twin - Issuer - Holder - Verifier

Components: What are they and who runs them?

Game Certification

Capture of Twin

  • The Liable Structure is captured, processed and imported to game engine.

    • (The replica is itself is approved and certified by the commissioned Safety Officer)

  • The training game  is built inside twin.

    • Credential gets sent directly to the Credential Storage software (in this case, no need for employee to actually carry it around)

    • Certification can also be printed and sent to the relevant business department and/or trainee

Anchor Twin Geo-spatially

  • The digital structure is addressed three dimensionally and anchored in Geo Database

    • (This reference is checked against users device GPS, a critical piece of the trust framework)

  • The training software uses these anchors for proof of training in facility location.


  • Employee completes safety training

    • (The training software (game) itself is approved / certified by the Safety Commission)

  • The training software issues a verifiable credential for proof of training.

    • Credential gets sent directly to the Credential Storage software (in this case, no need for employee to actually carry it around)

    • Certification can also be printed and sent to the relevant business department and/or trainee


  • The credential (digital or hard copy) is stored in the office, and awaits to be presented as needed.



Relying Party’s Verifier Software:

  • Requests and receives Proofs of Safety Training from Holder (i.e., business)

  • Validates the list of proofs

    • Not expired

    • Signed by an Approved Training Game

    • Happened in correct location

Relevant Specs (Interoperability)

Data Model:

  • W3C Verifiable Credentials spec (dictates format of the issued credentials)


Credential Exchange Protocol:

  • Specs currently being developed by various working groups


Credential Storage:

  • Encrypted Secure Data Hub storage specs being developed by various working groups

  • For un-encrypted storage, any file system or database will work


Cryptographic Signing and Verification:

  • Linked Data Proofs

  • Sovrin ZKP Proofs

Sam with Tim Berners-Lee working on safety credential atSolid/Inrupt @ MIT, Boston

Sam with colleagues at Rebooting Web of Trust workshop in Barcelona, working on verifiable safety credential data model with W3C, Sovrin, Veres One and others.

Commercial Pilot - Seaspan ULC



Seaspan is an industry and community leader when it comes to health and safety. The company’s core values and commitment to improvement have directly resulted in an incredible track record, and continually drive ongoing developments to safety preparedness and practice. 


In the spring of 2019, as part of an initiative to assess and improve emergency and natural disaster preparedness at the Vancouver Shipyard, Venn was invited to observe the first fire drills conducted at 2 Pemberton Ave, 10 Pemerton Ave and 50 Pemberton Ave in over a year. 


Venn’s team partnered with Mark Coderre, Fire/Paramedic Lead & Business Continuity Coordinator, and Stan Cratchley, Corporate Security Manager, to review drill results and safety training practices to identify opportunities for improving employee safety knowledge.


Unique Challenges


  • Mixed-use buildings like 50 Pemberton require a higher level of emergency response knowledge due to greater number of potential risks (office, machine shop, wood shop, secondary exits lead to shipyard where Personal Protection Equipment is required). 

  •  10 Pemberton & 50 Pemberton had longest evacuation time during fire drill (nearly 2x longer than 2 Pemberton).

  • Many employees in 50 Pemberton did not know where safety fixtures (extinguisher, first aid kit, fire pulls) were located in the various building zones.

  • Safety Zones of jurisdiction, Employee heat-maps and Fire zones are incongruent.






By deploying Loci, Venn’s groundbreaking safety training platform, Seaspan will measurably improve the safety knowledge of all building occupants starting with 50 Pemberton Ave. Loci will:


  • Generate site-specific safety training games.

  •  Improve employees’ knowledge of safe evacuation routes and safety fixture locations.

  • Ensure more reliable recall of important safety information in times of emergency.

  • Create time- and money-saving process efficiencies by digitizing safety related record keeping.