Operators fail to conduct an effective pre-start, caused by:

  • Haste in leaving a parked-up position (short-cut taken);
  • Incomplete checks on communication equipment;
  • Lack of understanding of key equipment systems to be checked during pre-start;
  • Assumption of checks by earlier vehicle operators on shift

 This Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01P.01 Trained, Competent and Authorised Mobile Equipment Operators
  • BI-01S.01 Clear operator performance management expectations supported by an active and consistent performance management process
  • BI-01T.01 Required emergency checks before vehicle operation – information for operator by vehicle type.
  • BI-02P.11 Protocols that detail how the status of vehicle alarms and monitors are checked prior to use
  • BI-02P.20 Tyre hazard awareness for equipment operators
  • BI-05D.04 Position descriptions that specify expected supervisor performance
  • BI-05P.06 Structured line and functional support for supervisors when applying site performance management processes
  • BI-05S.01 Regular and consistent application of performance management processes


Last Updated: 04/08/2020 12:26:22pm