Containment Integrity

Process Safety

Process Safety Cards aim to improve the awareness of a broad range of personnel to potential Major Accident scenarios and increase their vigilance to such events & their potential causes so they can be promptly addressed.

We do that with memorable images representing typical events – delivering knowledge literally into the hands of those who might contribute to and/or be affected by Process Safety Incidents.

With an ageing workforce and increased outsourcing of maintenance and operations activities, it is vital that time and knowledge poor stakeholders (who typically fall outside corporate process safety training strategies) are engaged and equipped to ensure they play their part in sustaining the integrity of assets.

The use of playing cards in the Process Industry is not new, for example, ICI (Billingham, UK) developed a set for their apprentices:

Image Credit: Matt Probert

ESSO also developed a simple set of reminders:

Hazards are not the enemy – they are part of normal business with the potential to cause harm e.g. tiger or gorilla in a cage.


Cards provide simple visual prompts to help “players” remember that the event (Loss of Containment) is an ever-present concern.

We offer a number of different decks associated with Process Safety topics:

Loss of Containment
Process Safety Management
Ignition Sources
Process Safety Fundamentals


There’s also an intelligently illustrated deck created by Rachael Cowin which provides both a Cautionary (Hazards) and Precautionary (Controls) suit with a separate card for each letter of the alphabet.

Chemical Safety

Cards can be used as mini Safety Data Sheets (SDS) using the criteria in NFPA 704 “Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response“,

Images and Environmental impact scores are derived from the UN GHS “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals“.

These cards can be used to play Top Trumps (although it is preferential to have cards with the lowest scores to minimise the hazard potential rather than the conventional highest score wins)


Although the cards are designed to be intuitive, they are annotated with Event types which can be supplied in different languages or alternative terminologies. These are visualised as scenarios.

Details of scenario components are provided on the Bowties page.

Human Error

The Adventures of Joe Soap and John Doe from Trevor Kletz’s “An Engineer’s View of Human Error” have been reproduced on cards.

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For more information on options & pricing, please contact us.