Operating in a manner that generates heat on the item of mobile equipment, caused by:

  • Lightning strike (operating during electrical storm and/or ignition of vegetation and other fuel proximate to operations during a storm)
  • Body or elevating components (booms, etc.) contact (high) voltage power lines or cables
  • Arcing from powerlines contacts mobile equipment
  • Contact with other electrical energy source
  • Parking or operating mobile equipment adjacent to a fire e.g. on fixed or mobile plant, bush fire, etc.
  • Bushfires impacting mobile equipment (potentially intentionally lit)
  • Pay load at elevated temperature e.g. transporting coal from a burning seam
  • Parking next to radiant heat sources

 Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.04 Trained, Competent and Authorised Mobile Equipment Operators
  • BI-01.43 Required system health checks before mobile equipment operation – information for operator by vehicle type specifying: access and escape, alarms, fire suppression, auto shutdowns and other relevant protective systems
  • BI-02.60 Effective Hot work Processes
  • BI-03.02 Operators follow site parking requirements
  • BI-03.04 Lightning TARP
  • BI-04.21 Implemented road design guidelines specify minimum fuel bay, roadway and parking area requirements
  • BI-05.07 Site policy and procedures addresses risks of naked flames


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 03:51:13pm