During normal operations, fuel other than liquid is present and can be ignited including:

  • contact of components with a turbo charger, exhaust, electrical fault, etc.
  • the fuel is present through OEM or third-party equipment or component design or design fault, this includes aftermarket retrofits e.g. combustible covers and guards on mobile equipment
  • no consideration of products of combustion of flammable components (e.g. FRAS products that produce CN gases)
  • batteries (on electrically powered vehicles) are flammable
  • solid fuel hazard identification missed through – design and design specifications, audits, risk assessments, site acceptance etc.


This Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.52 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for selection of mobile equipment
  • BI-02.01 Introduction of equipment to site process
  • BI-02.11 Establish and maintain an effective mobile equipment maintenance strategy
  • BI-02A.01 Fit for purpose equipment selection processes – General
  • BI-02A.03 Fit for purpose equipment selection processes – Electrical Systems
  • BI-02A.30 OEM Designs provide for installation of fire detection and suppression systems
  • BI-02A.31 QA/QC Processes used in Manufacture
  • BI-02A.44 Battery specifications are detailed for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.47 Fuel and exhaust specifications are detailed for mobile equipment 


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 03:37:00pm