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ABS Consulting and Salus Technical Join Forces to Streamline Risk Management with Dynamic Software Package

August 31, 2021

(Warrington) – ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a leading global operational risk management company, is partnering with Salus Technical, a process safety software provider, to provide risk assessment software solutions to streamline risk management and compliance. This new partnership combines Salus Technical’s Bowtie Master software with ABS Consulting’s robust history providing risk management solutions to industrial sectors worldwide.

A new, intuitive software package, Bowtie Master helps organizations to visualize, understand and communicate risk via the building and sharing of bowtie diagrams. The cloud-based application offers unprecedented capabilities to design, collaborate on and share bowtie diagrams across disciplines and organizations.

“Bowtie Master integrates with risk management to enable the seamless communication of safety, reliability and business continuity across the enterprise—a holistic approach supported by customization and data-driven decision making,” says Brian Weaver, Vice President Risk and Reliability, ABS Consulting.

“We look forward to offering this dynamic software package to our valued clients in addition to utilizing it for our consultancy services.”

Founder and MD of Salus Technical, David Jamieson, developed Bowtie Master following an extensive career working in-house for major operators and service providers. David said: “ABS Consulting have established an enviable reputation for helping their clients to maximize safety, secure their assets, improve performance and reduce risk. For one of the market leaders not just in safety, but in bowtie diagrams in particular, to be giving Bowtie Master their seal of approval is a real endorsement of the software’s capabilities. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to introduce Bowtie Master to the key markets ABS Consulting serves such as marine and offshore, industrial, power and energy and oil, gas and chemical.”

“While bowtie diagrams have been around for a while and are an excellent training tool to help understand our risks, our barriers and what can make them fail, Bowtie Master fully exploits their potential to communicate and thus reduce risk. A user-friendly software solution, it helps employees across the organization to visually depict potential accident scenarios and communicate these seamlessly via a cloud-based application.”

The success of the partnership to date has enabled Salus Technical to expand its global footprint, and branch out into different sectors, in addition to its core oil and gas customer base.

Many ABS Consulting clients have already made the transition to Bowtie Master to assist in the development of their comprehensive risk management plans. Additional Process Safety Management training utilizing the Bowtie Methodology is now available online

Discover more about the software solution Bowtie Risk Management Software Solutions.

About Salus Technical

Salus Technical is a process safety consultancy firm which works with customers to help them understand and manage the risks of major accidents. Since Salus Technical launched full-time in 2019, the firm has supported oil and gas operators with technical safety engineering on a variety of brownfield, greenfield and decommissioning projects, in addition to launching Bowtie Master. Ultimately their goal is to increase the competencies of individuals, teams and organizations, fostering a culture of continuous safety improvement across the industry.

Salus Technical offers three complementary services: process safety engineering support, a range of tailored and on-demand training courses, and Bowtie Master – our online software package which allows customers to visualize their risks and communicate them with their team.

Find out more about Bowtie Master at:

About ABS Consulting

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is part of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS (, one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification societies. The subsidiary was recently named one of America’s Best Consulting Firms of 2022 by Forbes. With over 50 years of risk management and safety experience, ABS Consulting provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the integrity, quality and efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Consulting operates with more than 1,000 professionals across the globe serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors.

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