Incident statistics

This is a review of industry performance in Electrical Engineering Safety prepared by the Senior Inspector of Electrical Engineering, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

The report includes five case studies of significant electrical incidents.

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PDF icon IS0408 Electrical Incidents Report August 2003 -2004 426kb

Underground coal mine hazardous zone cable damage data

NSW DPI Mine Safety Operations licenses facilities that repair flexible cables used in underground coal mine hazardous zones. Under previous legislation these facilities were approved. In 2001 a program was commenced where the facilities provide aggregate data on cable damage to Mine Safety Operations on a monthly basis.

This program was commenced to better understand how the industry was performing in relation to preventing cable damage and consequently reducing the risk of explosions, fire, electric shock and electrical burns. The data can be used by individual operations to benchmark their own performance against the industry average - to do this operations may need to convert the cable damage data to some form of 'rate', for example number of cables damaged / million tonnes of coal mined. Data on the annual coal production for the industry and the method of production can be obtained from the publication NSW Coal Industry Profile.

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PDF icon Underground coal mine hazardous zone cable damage data 107kb

Incident reporting

Unintended response from electrical-powered machinery

The following guidance and reporting tools have been prepared to aid in the prevention of unintended operation or response from electrically powered or controlled machines:

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PDF icon Unplanned movement of remote control machines memo 351kb
PDF icon Unplanned movement of remote control machines report form 58kb
PDF icon Unplanned movement of remote control machines flow chart 26kb