Govender - Management Consultant - Durban, KZN, South Africa

Karnagie Govender

Durban, KZN, South Africa


I am SHERQ practitioner with a pro-active approach to mitigating risks. I have 16 years’ experience in Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality. The Big 5 Guru has certified 6 clients in ISO 9001 and 1 client in ISO 14001 and is proud to boast a 100 % success rate in certification.

I have a dream to develop a long term partnership, based on integrity and trust, with my customers. I believe that reaching your full potential is important, but more important is HOW you get there.

I have a dream to increase my clients' bottom line by increasing their market share; reducing customer complaints, reducing rework and rejects; optimizing efficiencies and managing performance

I have a dream to promote food safety in as many food companies as possible to ensure consumers are protected from food poisoning and injury.

I have a dream to coach, motivate and empower your teams until the system is entrenched into their day jobs. I have a dream that you will never have to run your business parallel to your management system ever again!


Management Consultant

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


The Big 5 Guru can Design and Implement of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, ISO 22000, HACCP
The system that the Big 5 Guru will design for you will be specific to your business Your procedures, work instructions will reflect what actual do. The system will be integrated into the day jobs of all key personnel and will not be the responsibility of a single person.
The Big 5 Guru has certified 6 clients in ISO 9001 and 1 client in ISO 14001 and is proud to boast a 100 % success rate in certification
I also conduct internal audits, supplier audtits, customer audits on behalf of companies.

Work History

SHERQ Practitioner

The Big 5 Guru

July 2008 - July 2008

Design and implementation of integrated and stand-alone management systems: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, ISO 22 000, HACCP; Conducting Gap analysis, Risk Assessments, Internal audits, Supplier audits and Customer audits; Training management and staff on Quality Awareness, Environmental Awareness, Food Safety, Personal Hygiene. Conducting workshops on Internal Auditing and HACCP analysis; Facilitating certification of SABS Mark and Testing; Designing Product Labels; Designing Toolbox Talks, Induction Programs, Safety Inspection Booklets; Managing your system on a Monthly Retainer

SHERQ Facilitator

Protea Chemicals

January 2007 - June 2008

Management Representative responsible for mantaning ISO 9001 certification and Integration and implementation of ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001, I also initiated and project managed the conversion of the Silchem line to increase filling time from 1x 210 litre drum in 30 minutes to filling 1 x 210 litre drum in 3 minutes, I Re-engineered filling lines to reduce manual handling of 25 kg polycans , and contact with dangerous chemicals, I also initiated waste recycling, Other maintenance projects included: renewing hard surfaces, upgrading bathrooms, upgrading effluent system, upgrading lighting and distribution boards, upgrading laboratory, Other duties included: compiling all monthly and mandatory reports; Chairperson of safety committee, Managing production, maintenance, laboratory and all safety, health, environment, risk and quality projects.

Systems Coordinator

Diageo SA

February 2001 - December 2006

Management Representative responsible for Maintaining 9001 certification; My dilligent testing of the product led engineering to discover that smirnoff 200ml filler had developed large holes , thereby resulting in loss alcohol strength. My BTech project also led me to conclude that the Buchi alcohol testing machine was most suitable for alcohol testing and this resulted in quicker analysis. Other task include: Compiling and Revising Procedures, Work Instructions and Record Sheets; Conducting Internal Audits; Design of Packaging Artwork; Chairperson of HACCP team; 5S Champion and member of World Class Manufacturing Task Force, Quality Team Leader.

New Product development and Quality Assurance

Unilever OLA

May 1998 - September 1998

I was involved in development of Magnum mint, Ola Cup, feast toffee, and Cornetto Passion fruit. I also was responsible for the online implementation of HACCP CCPs. Proper on line testing led me to discover that initial final product specifications of certain products, that were run on Gram line, were incorrectly set during product development and were never achieved after product launch a few years prior.

Food Technologist

National Brands (Pakco)

October 1997 - April 1998

Routine qaulity tests. I also discovered that the refills did not fill a 100ml glass spice bottle.

laboratory Technician

New Age Beverages (Pepsi)

June 1996 - May 1997

Routine quality control and laboratory analysis. I implemented a comprehensive housekeeping checklist. Through dilligent microbial analysis I discovered that treated water from water treament plant was contaminating the filler because the cleaning regime of water treatment plant was insufficient.

Qualifications & Certifications


Institute of Packaging SA


Durban Institute of Technology




M.L Sultan Technikon

Earlington Secondary School


Wlynleigh International


Wareham and Associates





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