Instructor's Summary

Mr. Pete Du Plessis

Mr. Pete Du Plessis is a Senior Mechanical & Safety Engineer within Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Pressure Safety Valve (PSV), Pressure Relief Valve (PRV), Security Valves, PRV & POPRV Operation, PRV Repair & Disassembly, Valve Components, Valve Troubleshooting, Valve Actuators, Valve Seals & Packing, Pumps, Compressors, Bearings, Lubrication, Root Cause Analysis, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Planning, Shutdown & Turnaround, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Condition Monitoring, Start-up & Commissioning, Process Plant Commissioning, Cost Estimation, Dynamic Hydraulic Testing, COSHH, P&ID Reading, Engineering Drawings, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, Isometrics Drafting, Control & Safety Systems, PFD, Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Safety Management (OHSAS 18001), Quality Management (ISO 9001) with over 30 years of practical experience in the Oil, Gas, Power and Petrochemical industry. His wide experience also includes Process Safety, Process Troubleshooting & Problem Solving, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management, Risk Assessment within Production Operation, Hazard Identification, Safety Auditing, Site Inspection, Quantified Risk Assessment, HAZOP Studies & Leadership, FMEA, Waste Management, Industrial Effluents, Hazardous Material, Chemical Handling, Emergency Response ServicesHAZCOM, HAZWOPER and HAZMAT.


While Mr. Du Plessis has been very active in the process industry he has likewise headed Consultancy projects for major petrochemical companies.  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.  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. Plessis has a Bachelor degree with Honours in Industrial Engineering & Management. Further, he has gained Diploma in Quality & Production Management. He is also a Certified Assessor & Moderator with the Manufacturing, Engineering & Related Services Education and Training Authority (MERSETA), a Certified Trainer/Assessor by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and a Certified Instructor/Trainer.