What do we commit to?
Improving mobile equipment fire prevention and mitigation controls at operating sites is best managed as a project.
Project success requires: coordinating multiple related activities such as: reviews of current mobile equipment maintenance and operational practices, assessment of fire detection and suppression systems and supporting experienced personnel to reassess and modify how they carry out their work.
Which pathway are we on?
The recommended first steps are to prepare a project charter that confirms leadership support and the project intent. This is then followed by project initiation and the preparation of a stakeholder management plan.
Code of Practice Emergency management for Western Australian mines
Emergency management for Western Australian mines, code of practice providing guidance on fire response requirements [More...]
Equipment fires, investigation and response
A report highlighting concerns regarding equipment fires on mobile equipment on mine sites [More...]
Fire and explosion risks on hydraulic excavators
Hydraulic excavators involved in fires leads to recommendations to prevent recurrence and provides guidance on leading practice. [More...]
Fire on an underground loader
Lessons learned from a fire on a loader in the hazardous zone of a coal mine [More...]
MSHA Alert 14 May 2019
A fire occurred on a modified item of U/G plant in a USA coal mine. There was no detection of the heat build up and a subsequent failure of the fire suppression system led to a more significant incident occurring that would otherwise have happened. The regulator identified 7 key safety practices that should be included [more...]
NSW Australia Dangerous Incident Notification 0036553 – Fire on Dump Truck
Fire on a dump truck identified a range of potential operational and equipment improvements [More...]
NSW Australia Initial Report of Dangerous incident Notice 0036106 – Electrical Fire on Truck
Fire on a haul truck arising from a modification to the electrics of the control panel...[More]
NSW Resources Regulator: Preventing Fires on Mobile Plant Position Paper
Mine operators, rigorous fire risk assessments, fire suppression and detection systems, controls must be effectively implemented and regularly monitored, suitable fire-resistant fluids [More...]
Preventing Fires on Mobile Plant
Discussion paper on options for preventing fires on mobile plant [More...]
Rear hub failure and subsequent fire
Queensland Government, Australia, Safety Bulletin from February 2004. The rear hub of a dual set of wheels on a rear dump truck cracked around the circumference and parted. This wheel hub/rim failure cut through a brake line and initiated a fire [More...]
Overheated tyres cause a smoke event in an underground mine - improvements are identified to prevent recurrence [More...]
Investigation findings and recommendations from an excavator fire (which was a complete loss) [More...]
Incident analysis and recommendations related to a truck fire [More...]
Agitator truck, underground metals mine, Cobar, mon-metallic engine covers and guards, fuel load, fuel tank puncture [More...]
Incidents related to fuelling fires are analysed [More...]
Underground mobile equipment fires
Potential hazards when underground equipment catches fire [More...]
WA MSH_SB_010 Light Vehicle Fire EDIC removed
Within a two month period two underground fires on Toyota 4 x 4 Land Cruisers were reported. [More...]
WA MSH_SB_090 Total Fires Ban
Practical application to mining operations when total fire bans are declared [More...]
WA MSH_SB_127 Water Mist
High-pressure water-mist fire suppression systems are used widely [More...]
Western Australia Government Safety Bulletin 100 – Flammable Airconditioning Gas
A hydrocarbon refrigerant may reduce some hazards but fire hazards may be increased. [More...]