The fire risks from new technology are not well understood or inadequately assessed, for example:

  • electric or part electric vehicles using downhill regeneration
  • next generation diesel engines (Tier 4 – T4F)
  • new technology for vehicle control and its integration with shutdown and suppression systems
  • remotely operated equipment etc.

This Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01.52 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for selection of mobile equipment
  • BI-01.53 Skilled and experienced personnel are accountable for maintaining fire detection and suppression systems on mobile equipment
  • BI-02.01 Introduction of equipment to site process
  • BI-02.50 Plant Safety Files – requirement to register and track plant components and certificates
  • BI-02A.01 Fit for purpose equipment selection processes – General
  • BI-02A.30 OEM Designs provide for installation of fire detection and suppression systems
  • BI-02A.46 Fire suppression specification for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.53 Operator display specifications are detailed for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.60 Specification for an OEM Fire protection evaluation for mobile equipment
  • BI-02A.61 Standards register relevant for mobile equipment
CFM-DE-31 New generation of mobile equipment – fire potential and pathways not recognised


Last Updated: 23/01/2023 02:50:53pm