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The outcomes of this ACARP project is now an Australian Standard.
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There is no report published via ACARP.
In February 2000, ACARP funded a scoping study to investigate the frequency and causes of mobile mining equipments “burn downs”. The resulting review suggested that poor fire protection systems exacerbated the problem.
The review highlighted that the coal industry is frequently called upon to evaluate competing fire protection systems without sufficient independent guidance. This conclusion was confirmed by a number of insurers that saw the installation of variable quality protection systems across the industry. The original project was extended with increased funding to enable the development of an Australian Standard to be developed for fire protection on Mobile mining plant. It was recognised that the standard would need to be based on the principals of risk assessment that is now an integral part of the industry.
After an extended period and much effort from Fire and Safety Services and Industry Representatives such as Ben Yaksik from BMA, the Australian Standard is now finished and available directly from SAI Global.