March 07, 2019
Due to high fire risk around the country the following actions should be mandatory.
One near miss has been reported where a vehicle was parked while a gate was being opened. Smoke was smelt coming from under the vehicle, the vehicle was quickly moved off and ignition was averted.
The following is recommended when working in country that has higher than normal grass cover or tussock that may ignite from vehicles. This also includes grass verges particularly during these high fire risk times.
Further information can be sought from FENZ web site https://fireandemergency.nz of fire conditions and restrictions in place in your area of work. Also refer to Heat and Spark Hazardous Operations (Hotworks) fire prevention guidelines.