This group of failure modes relates to degrading of equipment which will lead to impacting on the performance of mobile (and ancillary) equipment.  The types of failure mode identified include: 

  • Loss of visibility – due to degrading of lighting, signage and/or identification markings;
  • Failure of important components during operations;
  • Absence or failure of communications equipment;
  • Compromised (no, or wrong) signal from monitoring systems;
  • Damage or disabling of safety devices (seat belts and airbags). 

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