After build fitting of a fire suppression system does not adequately address the fire risk.:

  • Information about relative fire potential during operations is not provided by OEM
  • Vulnerable install i.e. suppression system activators are disabled by the fire
  • Suppression agent pipe runs are susceptible to mechanical damage
  • Detection misses high risk areas
  • Mixed component system installed
  • Operator has an inadequate ‘acceptance to site’ or approval for operations process that does not identify and fix out of specification issues
  • OEM fails to provide/provision for after-market fire suppression (insufficient space for cables, hoses, clamps, etc.)

Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.52 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for selection of mobile equipment
  • BI-01.53 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for maintaining fire detection and suppression systems on mobile equipment
  • BI-02.01 Introduction of equipment to site process
  • BI-02.08 Fire suppression system is integrated into machine operation
  • BI-02.50 Plant Safety Files – requirement to register and track plant components and certificates
  • BI-02.51 Agreed review hold points during OEM equipment builds and refurbishment
  • BI-02A.01 Fit for purpose equipment selection processes – General
  • BI-02A.30 OEM Designs provide for installation of fire detection and suppression systems
  • BI-02A.46 Fire suppression specification for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.53 Operator display specifications are detailed for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.60 Specification for an OEM Fire protection evaluation for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.61 Standards register relevant for mobile equipment


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 03:41:43pm