Incidents

Cards can be used to remind or inform personnel of related excursions, incidents or accidents with relative ranking of key information as well as QR code links to relevant material. These could be company or industry events that help facilitate discussions on the effects of loss of control.

A sample card is shown below:

Incidents Cards © Process Safety Integrity 2021

This includes a visual reminder (image) of the incident as well as the following elements:


Material e.g. CYCLOHEXANE


Location e.g. UK

Incident
Date

QR Code to information source
Industry e.g. Petrochemical
Hazard e.g. Flammable

Cards have a ‘Top Trump’ layout similar to the SDS cards and can be used (played) in a variety of ways e.g. discuss if/how this incident relates to our operations or simply who holds the most ‘severe’ card is either the winner or loser – the prize or forfeit to be decided by the team.

Impact scores are ranked as follows:

Value

Fatalities

Injuries

Environment

Financial

4

> 100

> 100

Major permanent impact

Major facility abandoned

3

11 – 100

11 – 100

Minor permanent impact

Major facility
rebuilt

2

2 – 10

2 – 10

Major temporary impact

Minor facility abandoned

1

1

1

Minor temporary impact

Minor facility
rebuilt

0

0

0

No significant
impact

No significant
costs

Environmental & Financial categories are subjective and currently under development. Environmental impact should consider the effects of the emergency response e.g. contaminated firewater. The Financial impacts assume that abandonment (including demolition) is more costly than rebuilding because of the loss of revenue.

An alternative approach under consideration is the ARIA ‘European Scale of Industrial Accidents’ available here:

ARIA European Scale of Industrial Accidents

Material scores are simply the sum of the NFPA scores ranked on the SDS Safety Impact table.

Cards can be developed for different industries, assets or activities – the current prototype is focussed on Process Safety (Loss of Containment of Hazardous Materials).

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