Equipment is operated outside equipment design limits and excessive heat generated, including:

  • operation with brakes engaged
  • overuse of brakes on steep gradient
  • overload of engine or other components leading to heat generation
  • electrical fault generating heat during operations
  • long trams with partially inflated tyres
  • pyrolysis of tyres – arising from – incorrect tyre/tire fitment, foreign objects in tyres/tires, excessive tramming distances (TKPH) leading to tyre/tire fires
  • foreign object lodged in moving components (generating heat and possibly also providing fuel)

 Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.03 Clear operator performance management expectations supported by an active and consistent performance management process
  • BI-01.04 Trained, Competent and Authorised Mobile Equipment Operators
  • BI-02.03 Brakes, Steering, Tyres, Cabins covered by processes for confirming that new to site vehicles meet site specifications
  • BI-02.13 Routine tyre inspection
  • BI-02A.54 Pneumatic specifications are detailed for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.55 Service and park brake design
  • BI-05.06 Regular monitoring of equipment status that predicts fires, alarms on equipment, and notifies
  • BI-09B.03 Operator Fire Training


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 04:26:55pm