About TYREgate

TYREgate is a new Causal Factors Database within MIRMgate (Minerals Industry Risk Management Gateway). It provides information, potential solutions and opportunities to improve safety of tyre and rim maintenance and use of rubber tyred equipment at any mine site, or related operation or service. In contrast to other databases, it offers information and background on tyre and rim related accidents and incidents and what mitigative steps have been taken to reduce the risks that led to the mishap. The latter is considered of high priority and value to safety and risk managers on mine sites, maintenance and operations personnel, manufacturers of tyres and rims, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and tyre maintenance service providers that are proactively searching for sound advice to advance safety of tyre and rim usage.

TYREgate offers a comprehensive search database covering Tyres and Rims related accidents that have been categorized using the Incident Cause Analysis Method) (ICAM).

TYREgate establishment is funded by the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP).

What is ICAM?

The ICAM methodology provides the following logic towards incident and accident causation and supports the notion that most incidents and accidents are caused rarely by a single act or condition, but rather by a number of factors working together.

ICAM Category 1: Organizational Factors

Organisational factors are those aspects which can be implicated in producing the task/environmental conditions, individual or team actions, or absent/failed defences that have allowed the incident or accident to happen.

These factors usually arise from organisational shortcomings which produce adverse conditions in the workplace. They can be hard to detect at times until combined with other local conditions such as leadership issues or errors in planning etc.

As the name implies, organisational factors are controlled by the organisation itself and improvement of those factors can only be achieved through the utilisation and constant upkeep of the management systems in place.

ICAM Category 2: Task & Environmental Conditions

Task and environmental conditions are those conditions in existence immediately prior to or at the time of the incident that directly influence human and equipment performance in the workplace.

ICAM Category 3: Individual & Team Actions

The ICAM code describes these as errors or violations that led directly to the incident. They are typically associated with personnel such as operators and maintainers having direct contact with equipment or material. They are always committed ‘actively’ (someone did or didn’t do something) and have a direct relation with the incident’.

ICAM Category 4: Absent Failed defences

Absent or failed defences are described as the ‘last minute measures which did not prevent the outcome of the incident or mitigate/reduce its consequences’.

The ICAM guide lists these as: detection systems, protection systems, warning systems, guards or barriers, recovery, escape, rescue, safety device operation, personal protective equipment, hazard identification and control systems.

'3 Click' Search Process

The '3 Click' Search is one of the innovative features of TYREgate. Within 3 clicks, users are taken through a series of graphs displaying the key causal and contributing factors of tyres and rims related accidents and incidents in real time leading to a search results and ‘Checklists’ by answering the following questions:
What are my major risk factors? (Click 1)
Where can I find the cause of these factors? (Click 2)
Why did these specific accidents occur? (Click 3)
How can I mitigate the risks at my own operation? (TYREgate Checklists)

What is a 'TYREgate Checklist'?

The ‘TYREgate Checklist’ contains Root and Contributing Cause(s) and Preventative, Recommended and Accepted steps of risk mitigation, points of interest and information relevant to specific incidents. They consist of three sections as follows:
      a. Root and contributing factors
      b. Preventative / Recommended / Accepted Steps of Risk Mitigation, Points of Interest
      c. Site comments

'TYREgate Checklists' are dynamically created and the users are able to print these Checklists and take them to the site or boardroom and able to discuss where the major risks might occur and how to prevent them from causing accidents. The Checklists are designed to assist the users to identify if issues and industry adopted solutions exist within their workplace.

How to access the Checklists?

Access to checklist is gained through the graphs by clicking on relevant categories and factors or browsing by root cause, consequence and risks found on the left hand side of the TYREgate homepage. The graphs produce search results containing incident checklists under the EMESRT risk ID. The checklists can also be accessed using keyword search. Each search result contains a pdf checklist link.

More information can be found in the TYREgate usage guide.

Direct Link to the EMESRT Tires and Rims

The search results also contain a direct link to the EMESRT risks related to tyres and rims.

Printed: 17 October, 2021.

Important Disclaimer

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