Gilbert Dekenah is the driving force behind SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People . With more than 30 years of experience on his tally Gilbert not only knows the details of every law passed but is also passionate about the implementation of regulations in place to protect employers, organisations and their employees.

The many years of successful research, consulting, strategic implementation and training with the goal in mind to advance adherence of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, ensured SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People‘s place in the elite group of highly esteemed and sought after consultants.

SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People are affiliated and / or accredited by all major regulators in the industry to legally engage in consultation, auditing and training.

Gilberts’ experience gained within the 3 decades in this industry left him with professional status.

His qualifications includes:

  • B. Admin HR degree, MSc – Occupational Health & Safety
  • National Diploma (Environmental Health)
  • National Higher Diploma (Environmental Health)
  • Chamber of Mines Air Quality Analysis
  • Practical Certificate in Environmental Control for Mines, National Certificate in Air Pollution Control
  • ISO 9000 Quality Assurance
  • British Examination in Occupational Hygiene
  • Certificate in Ergonomics for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Certificate in Industrial Audiometry
  • Noise Measurement and Calibration
  • Certificate in Environmental Risk Assessment at University of Potchefstroom
  • Certificate in Environmental Management at University of Pretoria
  • The whole suite of NOSA courses


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (HCGIH)


Belford University

Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Belford University

Industrial Hygiene Practices

British Occupational Hygienist Society (BOHS)

Health Effects of Hazardous Substances

Centurion Business Forum

Former Member

Chamber of Mines of South Africa

Mine Practical certificate in Environmental Control

Chamber of Mines of South Africa

Mine Certificate in Air Quality Analysis

City and Guilds

(Rand Afrikaans University –

University of Johannesburg)

International Certificate in Training Skills


Orientation to Air Quality

Department of Health National Centre for Occupational Health (NIOH)*

Hazard and Risk Assessment Techniques

Department of Labour

Registration as a Private Training Centre

First Aid I, II, III

Audiometric Tests


Registration as an Assessor and Moderator

Indoor Air Quality Association Inc.


Southern African Institute of Occupational Hygienists

Professional Occupational Hygienists

Institute of Public Health


Institute of Solid Waste Management

Kleinhans Management Consultants

Introduction of the requirements of

ISO 9001:2000 Quality Standard

Learning Performance Link

Outcome based Assessor & Moderator

Lifestyle Management

Managing Occupational Health

NACA: National Association for Clean Air


National Health Laboratory Services


NIOH* : National Institute for Occupational Health

Asbestos :

Understanding Asbestos

Counting Fibres

Asbestos Management and Abatement


Instructional Techniques Course

Safety Auditors Course

Safety System Auditing Course for Management

Training Licence

Safety Management Training Course (SAMTRAC)

Dangerous Goods Course for Aircrew SAASCO

Occupational Hygiene Association of South Africa


Occupational Safety and Associated Professionals in Southern Africa (SAIOH)

Occupational Safety Co-ordinator: WEF Habedank

Occupational Hygienist : Gilbert Dekenah

Occupational Hygienist Assistant : Henry Norris

Rand Afrikaans University (See City and Guilds)

Learning Programme :

Planning, Preparation and Evaluation Best Practices

Delivery in learning


Integrated Management System Auditing and Risk Management


Workshop Course


Fire Prevention

South African Institute for Occupational Hygienists

Code of Ethics

South African Institute for Public Administration



Project Management Fundamentals

Technicon of Pretoria

(Pretoria University of Technology)

Occupational Hygiene Basic Measuring Techniques

British Examination Board in Occupational Hygiene Risk Assessment

British Examination Board in Occupational Hygiene : Foundation Module

Occupational Hygiene Legislation

Noise Measurement and Illumination

Technicon of SA

Occupational Hygienist Certificate Course

The South African Medical and Dental Council

National Diploma in Public Health


ISO 9001:2000 Internal Auditors Course

University of Pretoria

Industrial Waste Management

Environmental Management Course

Yskor Ltd

Industrial Hygiene

Safe use of Radioisotopes and X-Ray Equipment


Theresa Joynt  - Personal Assistant and OHS Manager

Her Portfolio includes:                  

  • Theresa has more than 20 years of experience in the SHE Industry
  • National Diploma in Public Health
  • Industrial Audiometry and Noise Measurement
  • Diploma in Safety Management (Lectori Salutem) at Oxbridge Academy
  • Various internal and external courses.

Belinda June Buys

Belinda has 15 years of experience at SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People

Her portfolio includes:  

  • Marketing
  • Customer relations
  • Course developer
  • Assessor
  • Moderator
  • NQF facilitator


Chantel Geldenhuys

Her portfolio includes:  Chantel has 4 years of experience at SHIP Practitioners (Pty) Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People

  • Aids Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Safety Rep


Henry Norris

His portfolio includes:  Henry has 12 years of experience at SHIP Practitioners Ltd / Specialized Help for Industries & People

  • Qualified boilermaker
  • Registered Occupational Hygiene Assistant
  • Several certificates in Asbestos and Noise monitoring


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