Incident statistics

This is a review of industry performance in Electrical Engineering Safety prepared by the Senior Inspector of Electrical Engineering, NSW Trade & Investment.

The report includes five case studies of significant electrical incidents.

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

Underground coal mine hazardous zone cable damage data

NSW Trade & Investment 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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Underground coal mine hazardous zone cable damage data PDF icon 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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Unplanned movement of remote control machines memo PDF icon 351KB
Unplanned movement of remote control machines report form PDF icon 58KB
Unplanned movement of remote control machines flow chart PDF icon 26KB