Operating mobile equipment can impact fire controls by:

  • Driving through/with brakes on causes brake heating/fire
  • Operating at excessive loads for extended periods causes equipment failure (from hot components including tyres/tires)
  • Repeatedly acknowledging/ignoring over-temperature alarms
  • Colliding with fuel containing structures/plant
  • Operating in/near natural fuel sources (e.g. dry vegetation, flammable atmosphere, etc.)
  • Impact with surrounding vehicles/structures leading to premature failure of hoses or containment reservoirs
  • Loss of fire suppression/extinguishers due to impact with surrounds or operating on excessively rough roadways for an extended period

 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-02.23 Engine compartments are cleaned to prevent fuel build up
  • BI-02A.55 Service and park brake design
  • BI-05.04 Regular and consistent application of performance management processes
  • 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 03:52:17pm