This group of failure modes relates to operator errors arising due to the operators being unaware of the site requirements and/or prevailing conditions.  The types of failure mode identified include: 

  • Not being aware of the correct/safe speeds to travel in a location; 
  • Lack of understanding of vehicle alarms and required responses; 
  • Mistakes at intersections (not understanding right-of-way rules); 
  • Misinterpreting an alarm (e.g. proximity) and taking an incorrect action. 

The business inputs recommended/identified as addressing these problems are listed. 

BI-05D.01 Clear accountabilities for managers, superintendents and supervisors are included in comprehensive, site relevant road design guidelines and traffic management plans

Site road design guidelines and traffic management plans identify specific accountabilities by organisation position.

Competent senior managers, line managers and supervisors understand their accountabilities to:
  • Develop and maintain roads that meet road design standards including meeting regulatory requirements
  • Develop and maintain effective traffic management plans