Fuel introduced to mobile equipment during operation caused by:

  • Hydrogen build up during battery charging
  • Poor refuelling practices such as Over filling; Venting of flammable vapours during fuelling; Spillage e.g. coupler disengagement (including driving off with fuelling line still connected); fuelling so that any overflow discharges onto hot surfaces
  • Operating environment outside equipment design e.g. vegetation around exhaust/hot components, flammable gas (methane) present (e.g. in underground coal etc. operations from general body, blowers and releases from stockpiled coal)
  • Poor housekeeping after operational checks (e.g. leaving rag waste around oil dip stick location etc.)
  • Other build-up of flammable material in vicinity of heat sources
  • Driving into locations that lead to an interaction with a flammable atmosphere

 Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.04 Trained, Competent and Authorised Mobile Equipment Operators
  • BI-02.31 Operator prestart checks include brakes, steering, tyres and running gear
  • BI-02D.02 Standards setting minimum requirements for cabin integrity, restraints, access and escape, auto shut-downs and other relevant protective systems
  • BI-03.03 Effective management of flammable dust
  • BI-03.07 Refuelling Practices – trained personnel follow site refuelling procedures
  • BI-09.06 Site spill response


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 03:50:32pm