Aberdeenshire headquarted process safety firm, Salus Technical, have recently grown their team with the appointment of Andrea Ferdinands as a process safety engineer.

Andrea’s role will encompass managing customer accounts, supporting the consulting arm of the business, hosting webinars and contributing to the creation of resources for the firm’s online and social media channels.

Andrea is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan, where she is well placed to support Salus Technical’s growing band of customers in Brazil and New Zealand.

Andrea moved from Sri Lanka to the UK to study for a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Following her graduation, she spent 9 years working as a process safety engineer at Centrica. Working in engineering operations across the multinational group, Andrea led trials into the use of emerging technologies to improve these operations.

Salus Technical MD and Founder, David Jamieson, said: “To say I am delighted to have Andrea on board is an understatement. Not only is she is an excellent process safety engineer but she also has experience in product management, which will prove invaluable as we further develop our Bowtie Master software package.”

Andrea said: “I am thrilled to be joining David’s team at Salus Technical. He has a very clear direction of travel for the company, and is committed to enhancing the safety competencies of individuals, teams and organisations across a host of different sectors. I aim to contribute by utilising my current network to help support the growth agenda, whilst identifying other industries which could benefit from the software tools developed by Salus.

“I am acutely conscious of the ongoing transition of the energy sector, and will work with David to ensure that Salus is well positioned to embrace any opportunities arising from this change. His enthusiasm and ambition are inspirational, and I look forward to playing a key role in helping Salus Technical to realise those ambitions.”

Andrea will be supporting the roll-out of the company’s Bowtie Master software. A cloud-based application aimed at enhancing and streamlining the risk assessment process, Bowtie Master facilitates the building and sharing of bowtie diagrams, offering unprecedented capabilities to design, collaborate on and share these diagrams across disciplines and organisations.

As well as oil and gas, Bowtie Master can be used across a wide range of major hazard industries including aerospace, rail, construction and cyber security. David added: “We describe Bowtie Master as a lens through which to understand, visualise and communicate risk.”

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