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Inspirational Training and Technology (Pty.) Ltd. was founded in 2008 by current Managing director, Chris Pienaar, and director Johan Taljaard. A junior partner Mpumelelo Raziya joined them in 2013. Both Chris and Johan have rich backgrounds in managing large-scale operations in the corporate worlds. Johan started his career in the Sasol petrochemical plants and eventually left a position as Safety Manager to join first NOSA, then IRCA and the South African branch of the British Standards Institute, and Expectra Consulting, ending with extensive knowledge of risk management, auditing and management systems. Chris worked as a metallurgist for what eventually became BHP Billiton and apart from gaining wide experience in a wide variety of minerals and processing plants, including operational and engineering, worked in the corporate HSE field and process improvement using his skills as a Six Sigma Black Belt coach. He combines his process improvement skills with his knowledge of management systems and risk management to improve the effectiveness of management systems to the benefit of his clients. With Johan and Chris as the core of ISTEC Training and supported by a varied group of specialists on a project to project basis ISTEC Training is a company that provides the following services:

  • Assessment of management system effectiveness for the purposes of continuous improvement, preparation for certification
  • Training on ISO and other Standards relating to Risk Management including, but not limited to ISO 31000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, ISO 27000, ISO 22000, BS 25999, DIS/ISO 45001.
  • Training on techniques and tools used in risk management such as Hazard Identification, HAZOP, FMEA, and derivatives ETA ,
  • Development and assistance with implementing risk management systems.
  • Incident and non -conformance training and independent incident investigation and analysis.
  • Auditing and improvement of management systems.
  • Training on technical skills used in operations, e.g. Legal requirements and compliance, Statutory requirements such as First aid, Fire fighting, HSE representatives.


ISTEC Training has delivered work to the following Industries:

  • Mining
  • Heavy Industry
  • Petro Chemical


  • Research
  • Production (Mineral processing/ Smelting)
  • Mining
  • Petrochemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy Industry
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Risk management.
  • Emergency services
  • Disaster recovery and Business continuity
  • Quality management
  • Business and process improvement
  • Photography
  • Enterprise risk
  • Process Safety Management


  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • England
  • Malaysia


Includes Anglo Coal, Sasol Petrochemical and Mining ,Total, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Rand Water, Ma’aden Gold and Base Metal Company, Kuwait Petroleum Company, Impala Platinum, Anglo Platinum, Exxaro, Automotive Industrial Group, Haward Technology Middle East, Petrolab, Standards Australia International (Africa), IRCA, Dekra, Safety-Par Excellence, Snowden Mining Consultants, Afrisam (Holcim), Babcock Africa, Africa Rainbow Minerals/ Grinaker Mining, Norilsk Nickel, , Murray and Roberts Steel, Arcelor Mittal, Clover, Namibian Power Corporation, SINOSteel, Denel and ER 24.. ARAMCO, ADNOC, Dubai electricity and water, Oman Oil company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Gasco (Abu Dhabi)

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