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

  • Error provocative or non-error tolerant equipment being deployed; 
  • Visibility of and/or sightlines from mobile equipment is less than optimal; 
  • Not requiring/fitting alarms and other available warning devices; 
  • Poor requirements for set points on overload/over-speed alarms/systems.

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