Consulting, Implementing and Auditing
Occupational health & safety services and audits, implementation of management systems, auditing of management systems (1st and 2nd party audits). We cover several industries including: Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering, Mining, Motor, Rail and Food Industry in South Africa and Botswana.
All training can be facilitated on and / or off-site pending client requirements. Training Courses for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS), ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS), ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSASMS) First Aid Training.
Over the past few years we have noted the ever changing and stringent hygiene, health, safety and environmental legislative requirements. Compliance to legislative requirements through effective hygiene, health, safety and environmental management controls make financial, moral and legal sense hence, our adaptation and continual improvement thereto.
Shem Consulting & Training (Pty) Ltd, Management offer consulting as a service to perform a plethora of different types of work typically centered on helping the performance of their clients’ business. Change Management, Customer Relationship Management & Human Resources Management.
SHEM Consulting and Training
Denzil Fredericks is the Managing Director of Shem Consulting and Training since its inception in 2008 and has been in the sphere of occupational health and safety in extent of 25 years. He has developed the business into a well renowned occupational health and safety consulting and training company both, in the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Botswana, where the company has achieved Accreditation from the Southern African Auditor Training and Certification Authority (SAATCA) including the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) for the training of ISO and OHSAS Standards auditors i.e. ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSASMS), ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS), ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS). The aforementioned includes the implementation and auditing of such Standards. Denzil has forged an international business relationship with the Michel Institut Gmbh (Bamberg, Germany) in the interest of sharing information, writing training materials and assisting one another within the project management and auditing disciplines.
Denzil is a former Scheme Chairperson for ISO 45001:2018, Board Director and latter Chairperson of SAATCA, Board Member of Agrément South Africa, Department of Labour committee member for the Asbestos Regulations of 2002 and is a SABS TC 283 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) Committee Member. He is a Lead Auditor for ISO 45001:2018, accredited Trainer/ Assessor with the BQA and an Assessor/ Moderator with AgriSeta.
He has over the years and is still part of various professional teams that has employed him as an occupational health and safety consultant for the refurbishment, maintenance and or construction of new facilities & roads infrastructure (Permanent Structures/ Facilities). In addition to this, he has been employed by various clients for the overall occupational health and safety management prior to and during the assembly and dismantling of major temporary structures (TDS) such as structures used during the Presidential Inauguration, the State Funeral of our late President, The Honorable Nelson Mandela (Union Buildings & FNB Stadium) and subsequent State reburials of both, Mr. Moses Kotane (Pella) and Mr. J.B. Marks (Ventersdorp) including the latter funeral of Dr. Ruth Mompathi (Vryburg). He also advises facility management companies in respect of all occupational health and safety compliance requirements. The aforementioned includes continual involvement in hazard identification and risk assessments (HIRA), asbestos surveys/ assessments that include sampling and the formulation of asbestos registers, building/ facility assessments including compliance audits, writing of project specific OH&S specifications, approval of project specific occupational health and safety and fall protection plans, ensuring contractor (all disciplines) occupational health and safety compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 85 of 1993, applicable regulations, By-Laws and National Standards with pertinent reference to SANS 10400 (All parts).
Denzil has successfully managed and completed large occupational health and safety including environmental projects under the auspices of Shem Consulting and Training (PTY) Ltd. and has accumulated an excellent track record for himself over the past 25 years.
Compliance is a prevalent business concern, partly because of an ever-increasing number of regulations that require companies to be vigilant about maintaining a full understanding of their regulatory compliance requirements. Some prominent regulations, standards and legislation with which organizations may need to be in compliance include:
Compliance risk is the potential for losses and legal penalties due to failure to comply with laws or regulations. In many cases, businesses that fully intend to comply with the law still have compliance risks due to the possibility of management failures. The following are a few examples of compliance risks.
1. Environmental Risk
Potential for damage to living organisms or the environment arising out of an organization's activities.
2. Workplace Health & Safety
Risks related to all aspects of health and safety in the workplace such as accidents or repetitive strain injuries.
3. Corrupt Practices
The potential for corrupt practices such as bribery or fraud. Organizations are generally responsible for the actions of their employees and agents in this regard.
4. Social Responsibility
The risk that your business activities will harm your workers or the people in the communities in which you operate.
Releasing a low quality product or service that fails to meet the expected level of due diligence in your industry or that violates laws and regulations.
6. Process Risk
The risk that your processes will fail resulting in legal violations such as failure to meet your responsibilities to your customers or partners. Process failures can also result in reporting or accounting errors that breach your duties to your investors.