What are the benefits?
There are many benefits for doing this work. These include fewer incidents and injuries, compliance with company and regulator expectations, a comprehensive review of mobile equipment maintenance and operating controls, and the development of improved performance measures. A successful project can improve your business performance.
What are the challenges?
Improving mobile equipment Fire prevention and mitigation controls requires taking a systematic and practical project approach.
It begins with understanding your baseline for mobile equipment maintenance, operations, and the on-equipment effectiveness of fire detection and suppression systems along with emergency response to fire events.
Code of Practice Emergency management for Western Australian mines
Emergency management for Western Australian mines, code of practice providing guidance on fire response requirements [More...]
EMESRT Mobile Equipment Fire Management Self Review Tool
This self-review tool builds from content developed during EMESRT led Industry Workshops during 2019. It has been further reviewed and updated in June 2020.
Equipment fires, investigation and response
A report highlighting concerns regarding equipment fires on mobile equipment on mine sites [More...]
Fire and explosion risks on hydraulic excavators
Hydraulic excavators involved in fires leads to recommendations to prevent recurrence and provides guidance on leading practice. [More...]
Mining Magazine Article – Fire threats on the rise at mine sites
2 page article covering an observed trend by insurers in the frequency and severity of fires in Australia...
Mobile equipment contact with high-voltage overhead power lines Mines Safety Bulletin No. 85
High-voltage overhead power lines can lead to vehicle fires [More...]
MSHA Bear Run Fatality – Haul Truck Fire
A fatality arose due to a failure of access stairs to a truck cabin when a fire occurred [More...]
NSW Resources Regulator: Preventing Fires on Mobile Plant Position Paper
Mine operators, rigorous fire risk assessments, fire suppression and detection systems, controls must be effectively implemented and regularly monitored, suitable fire-resistant fluids [More...]
Overheated tyres cause a smoke event in an underground mine - improvements are identified to prevent recurrence [More...]
A design feature in light vehicles makes potential for fire worse [More...]
Incidents related to fuelling fires are analysed [More...]
Underground mobile equipment fires
Potential hazards when underground equipment catches fire [More...]