Escalated outcome from a mobile equipment fire, caused by:

  • Exit blocked e.g. by fire or aftermarket siting of mobile equipment components
  • Operators/workers unable to see through smoke
  • Emergency exit blocked by equipment etc.
  • Operator/worker trapped or unconscious after collision or rollover
  • Inability to activate emergency exit due to unapproved or poorly communicated modification, defect or absence of required tooling
  • Delayed emergency response to help with operator/worker response
  • Inadequate systems to initiate emergency response (i.e. cannot call for help)

Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.04 Trained, Competent and Authorised Mobile Equipment Operators
  • BI-01.39 Alarm and vehicle information panel expected response – information prepared for operators
  • BI-02A.43 Alarms provide verbal directions for operators in fire situations
  • BI-02A.52 Operator access specifications are detailed for mobile equipment
  • BI-02D.02 Standards setting minimum requirements for cabin integrity, restraints, access and escape, auto shut-downs and other relevant protective systems
  • BI-09.01 Emergency Preparedness
  • BI-09B.01 Emergency Response Drills
  • BI-09B.02 General Fire Training
  • BI-09B.03 Operator Fire Training
  • BI-09B.04 Emergency response team fire training


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 03:46:41pm