Potential hazards when underground equipment catches fire include:

  • falls during hurried dismounting
  • failing to hit the emergency stop and point the machine to the wall
  • fleeing the fire without thinking about the safest destination
  • stumbling on obstacles on and near the roadway while evacuating the fire area
  • remaining too close to the fire

These and other points are described in this checklist type document which can provide guidance for sites preparing risk analyses.  

Underground mobile equipment fires


Last Updated: 23/01/2023 02:50:49pm