Instructor's Summary

Mr. John Taljard


Mr. John Taljard, MSc, BSc, is an International Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Expert within Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Risk Assessment within Production Operation, Hazard Identification, Quantified Risk Assessment, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Construction Safety (STOP), Process Safety Management, HAZOP Studies & Leadership, FMEA, Waste Management, Industrial Effluents, Hazardous Material, Chemical Handling, Firefighting, Emergency Response Services, HAZCOM, HAZWOPER and HAZMAT with over 30 years of practical experience in the process industry.  His wide experience also includes Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Safety Management (OHSAS 18001), Quality Management (ISO 9001).  He is the Founder of ISTEC, an international health & safety management and consultancy company where he is greatly involved in the development and implementation of SHEQ standards & procedures, HAZOP Studies, HAZOP Leadership, FMEA, PHA, operational safety guidelines, inspections & auditing techniques. 

While Mr. Taljard has been very active in the process industry for almost three decades, he has likewise headed Consultancy projects for major petrochemical, aviation, engineering & construction, mining & chemical industries.  In all his projects, he utilizes a systems approach which includes risk management, process safety, health & environmental management, human behaviour and quality management.  Furthermore, he has come to share his expertise through the numerous international trainings he has held on PHA, HAZOP, Risk Assessment, Handling Hazardous Materials & Chemicals, Petroleum Products Handling & Transportation, Fire Fighting & Fire Rescue, Safety Auditing, Hazard Identification & Site Inspection and Accident Investigation  for several significant clientele among these are ARAMCO, SABIC, ZADCO, ORPC, KOTC, and AADC.  Moreover, he completed various assignments as a consultant, trainer, facilitator, auditor & designer and conducted numerous licensed international Safety, Technology and Auditing Awareness & Implementing training courses including IMS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 17799, OHSAS 18001 audits & assessments.  With his accomplishments and achievements, he had been a Safety Superintendent, Senior Safety Official and Senior Process Controller for several international petrochemical companies.

Mr. Taljard has Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Business Leadership. Furthermore, he has a National Diploma in Safety Management (NADSAM) and holds certifications as trainer and development consultant for international companies like BSI British Standards & Novartis (NITD).