Specialized Help for Industries and People (SHIP)

Specialized Help for Industries and People, your friend in : Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental Monitoring & Control
Reg No : 2014/216213/07, SANAS Accredited : OHO033, DOL Accreditation No. : CI024

Occupational Hygiene is defined as the science and art devoted to the recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors and stresses, arising in or from the work-place that may cause sickness, impaired health or well-being or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers….”

Risk AssessmentSpecialized Help for Industries and People - Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment in essence plays a major role in both determining legal compliance and adhering to it.


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Occupational HygieneSpecialized Help for Industries and People - Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment.


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Safety and TrainingSpecialized Help for Industries and People - safety-and-training

Sec. 8 of the Act, an employer shall not permit a person to enter a workplace where the health or safety of such person is at risk.


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Environmental ImpactSpecialized Help for Industries and People - environmental-impact

A person is prohibited from producing ozone-depleting substances unless it is for critical use.


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Occupational SafetySpecialized Help for Industries and People - Safety

Occupational Safety can be defined as the health and well-being of people employed in a work environment.


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Ship Training Courses

Ship Training Courses

For more information, please contact us. Also take a look at an Overview of our Training.

  1. Health & Safety Courses (9 courses)HealthSafetyTheBasics
    1. Safety & Health Management – The Basics
    2. Safety & Health Programme Evaluation
    3. Conducting an Accident Investigation
    4. Safety Committee Basic Training
    5. Identifying and Controlling Hazards
    6. Developing Effective Safety Training
    7. Safety & the Supervisor
    8. Safety Accountability
    9. Safety for Small Business

  1. More Health & Safety Courses (20 courses)MoreHealthSafetyCourses
    1. Conducting Classroom Safety Training
    2. Hearing Conservation Programme
    3. Building a Traffic Control Programme
    4. Selling Safety to Management
    5. Motor Vehicles – Planning & Safe Practices
    6. Safety Leadership
    7. Job Hazard Analysis
    8. Chemical Hazardous Communication
    9. Hazard Communication Aligned with GHS
    10. Safety Committee Meeting Management
    11. Continuous Safety Improvement
    12. Workplace Emergency Action Plan
    13. Fall Protection
    14. Excavation Safety
    15. Confined Space Safety
    16. Lockout – Tagout & Machine Safeguarding
    17. Exposure Control – Bloodborne Pathogens
    18. Ergonomics for Everyone
    19. Ergonomics for Everyone
    20. Manual Materials Handling

  1. 19 Management Courses (19 courses)19ManagementCourses
    1. Introduction to Management & Organizations
    2. Management Yesterday & Today
    3. Organizational Culture & Environment – The Constraints
    4. Managing in a Global Environment
    5. Social Responsibility & Managerial Ethics
    6. Decision-Making the Essence of the Manager’s Job
    7. Foundations of Planning
    8. Strategic Management
    9. Planning Tools & Techniques
    10. Organizational Structure & Design
    11. Communication & Information Technology
    12. Human Resource Management
    13. Managing Change & Innovation
    14. Foundations of Behavior
    15. Understanding Groups & Teams
    16. Motivating Employees
    17. Leadership
    18. Foundations of Control
    19. Operations & Value Chain Management

  1. Vendor Development Courses(6  courses)VendorDevelopmentCourses
    1. ISO 9001 & Purchasing
    2. ReDefining the Procurement Role
    3. Vendor Accreditation programme
    4. Relationship Programme
    5. Outsourcing
    6. Partnership Sourcing

  1. Additional Courses (21 courses)AdditionalCourses
    1. Executive Report Writing
    2. Technical Report Writing
    3. Change & Management Systems
    4. Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness
    5. Enviro-Energy & Waste Reduction
    6. Environmental Action Pack for Hotels
    7. Trenching
    8. Identifying Critical Processes
    9. How To Write Procedures
    10. Mind Mapping
    11. Negotiating Skills
    12. Post-Fall Rescue Training
    13. Problem Solving Cycle
    14. Root Cause Analysis
    15. Audit Awareness
    16. Integrated Auditing
    17. SPC Tools – Elimination of Waste
    18. Breakthrough – Beyond World Class
    19. Safe Stacking & Storage


Roger Georgeson-GunnRoger-Georgeson-Gunn

Born in London trained in the UK, Germany, America and South Africa. He has worked in a number of overseas countries, winning international awards for his work in the fields of quality, excellence, Supply-chain management to Supply-Stream and small company development.

He has been a member of a number of Professional Bodies including two overseas think tanks and SABS Working Group committees.

Worked on three continents in a variety of business fields to gain experiences and insights of practical applications of his knowledge. He has also spent a number of years in charity work in several African countries to gain insights into the problems and needs at disadvantaged levels of society.

Capable of training for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22001 and various other peripheral standards. Implements, consults and audits these same Standards being a Lead Auditor, and a Legal Auditor for the Environment and Health & Safety.

Consulted to the South African Bureau of Standards in teaching techniques. Lectured on the South African Lecture circuit in various fields of standards for a number of years, worked in big corporations and finally opened his own business.

Written and developed over eighty training courses in his fields of knowledge for all levels of staff, besides writing several audit questionnaire manuals and protocols for Quality, the Environment and Health & Safety, and developed nearly one hundred inspections lists for a diverse number of business fields.

He has lectured on the NEBOSH Health and Safety course for seven years, including General Health & Safety, Construction Health and Safety, Environmental and the NEBOSH Award in Health & Safety. Students mentored by Roger have progressed to management levels in their companies. He lectures on NEBOSH for companies in England, Turkey, Uganda and South Africa.

The countries he has worked in cover: Germany, including Bavaria, England, Greece, Holland, and Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. In Africa, he has worked in Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, The Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He has worked for governments in Ethiopia, Mauritius, South Africa and Swaziland.

Besides all this, he has written two books of poetry, and still finds time to rock climb and hike around South Africa, listen to classical and folk music and read a variety of books.

Most of all Roger is a strong family man, married to Elizabeth a violin teacher from Ethiopia. They have one child, a son: Ryan Brooke.

Their family motto is family first, family always! He lives in Centurion – South Africa just two hours from the Magaliesberg Mountains that he loves so much.


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SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd is a leading service provider in the Occupational Hygiene and Assessment Industry and also Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental Monitoring & Control and we have an extensive range of training courses on offer.

See a list of the available training courses or contact us for more information.

Our training courses are based on Occupational Management principles and current legislation. The training courses provides the knowledge and skills needed to reduce incidents in the workplace, identify and manage environmental impacts and create healthier workplaces.

The Training courses are designed for professionals and experts in occupational health and safety environments and can be changed to suit all different needs of the customer and can be presented at the customers offices.

Our training programmes ensure that every aspect of your career is covered by providing the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and manage health, safety and environmental risks within the workplace.

Visit the Training pages to find out more about the extensive range of training courses on offer.

We are very priveleged to have a trainer that has extensive knowledge and experience in training all over the world: Roger Georgeson-Gunn.

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Occupational Hygiene

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Occupational Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.

Call us about Occupational Hygiene surveys or assessments.

The occupational hygienists work mainly entails establishing the degree of exposure of a worker to physical, chemical, biological or ergonomic health hazards, and controlling such exposure. He should therefore work in close collaboration with chemists, engineers and architects.

Occupational hygiene surveys helps with the evaluation of employee exposures to hazardous chemical substances and physical agents in the workplace environment, as required by legislation.

Our occupational hygiene inspectors are equipped with calibrated instrumentation that provides accurate results. We only use National or International methods that are prescribed by the relevant legislation. We are accredited with SANAS.

The following Occupational hygiene surveys can be conducted:

  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Ventilation
  • Air Quality
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Hazardous Chemical Substances
  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Ergonomics
  • Food Hygiene Management
  • Hazardous Biological Agents
  • Vibration Identification

Clients receive a comprehensive Occupational Hygiene Survey Report that reflects the results and findings. Where non-conformances are identified, our experienced team will advise you on the most practical and cost-effective precautionary measures to ensure that occupational health risks are controlled and that you comply with legal requirements.

We can assists you to identify and evaluate the exposures of your employees to physical, chemical, biological and ergonomical stress factors in the workplace and advises you on the most cost effective control measures to make it easy for you to comply with statutory requirements. We conduct our inspection activities in accordance with the requirements stipulated in SANS/ISO/IEC 17020: 2012.

We can do reliable occupational hygiene services all over South Africa and neighboring countries and we have a motivated and highly qualified team of professionals.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act require that Occupational Hygiene Surveys are conducted every 2 years to determine the exposure level of employees to environmental factors and stressors in the work environment.

Occupational Safety

Occupational SafetyOccupational Safety

Occupational Safety can be defined as the health and well-being of people employed in a work environment.

To promote the safety of employees, the laws and regulations are enforced by the Department of Labour to prevent workplace illnesses, accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

Call us for a Risk Assessment.

Important questions to ask:

  • Can all accidents be avoided?
  • What are the minimum prescribed regulations and are all regulations followed to minimize incidents?
  • Are all staff trained to recognize risk and prevent incidents?
  • Should an accident occur, is a plan in place for prompt intervention and quality support?
  • Do you have a strategic recovery programme in place?
  • If you answered NO to any of the above questions, your organisation and / or employees may be at risk in the Occupational Health and Safety Department.


You appear to be a perfect candidate for consultation by SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People.

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment OverviewRisk Assessment

A suitable and sufficient risk assessment:

  • Means considering those risks that are likely to arise because of work and work activities
  • Should (where appropriate) enable the development and implementation of actions or systems to manage the risk
  • Should be appropriate to the nature of the work
  • Should remain valid for a reasonable period of time


This will enable the risk assessment process and the significant findings to be used positively, for instance to change working procedures or to introduce medium to long-term goals.  The risk assessment process is the most important tool for changing the culture of a company as it provides a basis for education and training.

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The objective of an environmental legal compliance audit aims to determine the level of compliance with respect to general and specific environmental duties, standards an d liabilities (both statutory and common law), and environmental administrative requirements, based on identified environmental risks of the auditee and on current, future and pending law, current technology and global and local environmental trends.


Determining the scope of an environmental legal compliance audit will depend on at least four issues:

  1. The identified environmental risks of the audiences
  2. The environmental law having application
  3. The object of concluding the audit, and
  4. The specific needs of the client/auditee.


Occupational hygiene is defined as the science and art devoted to the recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors and stresses, arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health or well-being or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers.


The purpose of measuring the light intensities is to establish whether the workplace is lit in accordance with the illuminance values specified in Regulation 3 of the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, Occupational Health and Safety Act, OHS Act No. 85 of 1993.


Noise is unwanted, disturbing and/or physiologically damaging sound. Exposure to noise levels equal to or above 85 dB (A) for eight hours can cause hearing loss. Noise induced hearing loss is permanent and incurable. It is for this reason that hearing conservation including noise control, is of vital importance. The first step in any hearing conservation programme is the noise exposure evaluation survey.


The recognition of health hazards pertaining to airborne particulates in the air, entails the measurement of workers levels of exposure to the related particulates, including proper sampling and analytical procedures.


Ventilation parameters such as air flow comfort, natural and artificial ventilation, substances in the air which may affect employee’s health, oxygen, carbon dioxide percentages will be established to ensure a healthy workplace.


The recognition of health hazards pertaining to airborne particulates in the air, entails the measurement of workers levels of exposure to the related particulates, including proper sampling and analytical procedures.


Accreditation Documents and Certificates

Below is the Accreditation document for the Department of Labour, a document that certify that Ship-Online is certified for various issues and a document that show that Ship-Online is accredited according to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard.

Approved Inspection Authority: SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd has been approved as Type A Approved Inspection Authority: Occupational Health and Hygiene.

SHIP Practitioners (Pty) is certified to monitor Asbestos, Lead, Hazardous Chemical Substances, Noise Induced Hearing Loss & Hazardous Biological Agents.

SHIP Practitioners (Pty) is ISO Accredited for “Occupational Hygiene Inspection at Workplaces” ISO/IEC 17020:2012.


Certificate to Certify that SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd has been approved as an “TYPE A: Approved Inspection Authority: Occupational Health and Hygiene”.


The South African Institute for Occupational Hygiene: Code of Ethics.


Certificate of Accreditation that SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd is a South African National Accreditation System accredited Inspection Body to undertake TYPE A inspection provided that all SANAS conditions and requirements are complied with.



SHIP Practitioners Services

The day when safety measures were a hindrance to productivity has passed and management has realized that safe working practices are an investment with positive returns.

SHIP Practitioners Services


Increasing health hazards in the workplace, monitoring legislative obligations for employers and the enormous costs associated with occupational mishaps all add up to one strong message – no organisation can afford anything less than legal compliance!

Over and above this, there is a need to develop, educate and train the workforce and legally protect employers as well as employees as described in the auspices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Mine Health and Safety Act, Minerals and Energy Act and other relevant legislation and SANS codes of Practice.



  1. Occupational Hygiene Surveys

Illumination, Noise, Air Quality, Ventilation, Hazardous Chemical Substance Sampling, etc.

  1. Environmental Health and Management Assessments – Air, Water and Soil Pollution

Vehicle Emissions, Fall Out Dust, Stack Monitoring, Water Analysis, Soil Analysis, etc.

  1. Risk Assessments

Hazard Installation Risk Assessment (HIRA), Hazardous Chemical Substance Risk Assessment (HCSRA)

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  1. Assistance with the requirements under the Construction Regulations as per OHS Act 85 of 1993: Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments, Safety Audits, etc.
  1. Identify and advise on the risks and hazards encountered by employees
  1. Implement a corrective action programme, ensuring maximum rebase on group assessment
  1. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) – Food Safety Management
  1. Legal Compliance Audits – OHS Act 85 of 1994
  1. ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 – Compliance Audits
  1. Introduce and/or modify a legal auditing system to suit an organizations needs
  1. Assistance with the presentation of an organizations Occupational Health, Safety and Quality as well as Environmental Systems during Related Audits
  1. Conduct internal systems audit on a continuous basis to ensure on-going system compliance
  1. Occupational Health Risk Exposure Profile (OHREPS)
  1. Occupational Health/ Medical Services, Full Medicals, Lung Functions, Biological Monitoring, Hearing Tests, etc.

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Ship-Online Team

Gilbert Dekenah
Managing Director and Registered Occupational Hygienist
Email: gilbert@ship-online.co.za
Theresa Joynt
Personal Assistant and OHS Manager
Email: theresa@ship-online.co.za
Chantel Geldenhuys
Administrator and Client Liaison
Email: chantel@ship-online.co.za
Henry Norris
Registered Occupational Hygiene Assistant
Email: henry@ship-online.co.za
Susan Hattingh
Administrator and Accounts – Debtors
Email: admin@ship-online.co.za
Jaydene Rouncivell
Registered Occupational Hygiene Assistant and Marketing
Email: jaydene@ship-online.co.za
Andre van Zyl
Registered Occupational Hygiene Assistant
Email: andre@ship-online.co.za
Debbie Koen
Email: debbie@ship-online.co.za