This report has been prepared by the NSW Resources Regulator for the NSW mining industry, original equipment manufacturers and suppliers. It contains quarterly data of notified incidents involving fires on mobile plant (FOMP) for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021.
The Regulator position is that all fires on mobile plant are avoidable and preventable and the Regulator has adopted a zero-tolerance approach where mine operators have not taken appropriate steps to manage this risk.
Fires on mobile plant are inherently dangerous. They impact on the safety of workers and have potentially catastrophic consequences. Despite a focus on the issues in recent years, the number of incidents remains high. The Regulator is committed to working with industry to ensure health and safety obligations are being met to reduce the number of fires on mobile plant and to prevent potentially catastrophic events.
Last Updated: 25/05/2022 11:42:42am