Equipment failure / design means that operator cannot maintain separation distance or give way requirements, caused by:

  • Indicators fail to cancel in CAT trucks (not self-cancelling)
  • Tyres worn and/or lose traction
  • Poor maintenance of components or systems (particularly brakes, steering, emergency stops, etc.)
  • Interface failure on the Automated Barrier System
  • Loss of power/propulsion leads to loss of braking effort
  • Compromised operation of remotely controlled vehicle systems (unwanted movement/operation)

 This Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01D.01 Trained personnel who are supported by an appropriate and up-to-date training management system
  • BI-01P.20 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for maintaining mobile equipment
  • BI-02P.01 All safety and operational systems on mobile equipment are maintained
  • BI-02P.06 Operator pre-start checks include communication system, safety devices, brakes, steering, tyres and running gear
  • BI-02P.08 Regular checking and maintenance of brakes, steering and tyres
  • BI-02P.20 Tyre hazard awareness for equipment operators
  • BI-02S.04 Regular checking and maintenance of infrastructure and fixed plant
  • BI-02S.05 Protocols for the calibration of key measuring equipment
  • BI-05P.01 Shift to shift communication
  • BI-05P.02 Site change management process apply to changes in equipment, road networks and traffic flows
  • BI-05P.04 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for specifying and selecting mobile equipment and mobile equipment components
  • BI-05P.05 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for determining the operating parameters for mobile equipment use
  • BI-05S.05 Appropriate system for scheduled inspections include structured checklists and defect reporting


Last Updated: 04/08/2020 01:34:14pm