Pierre Smit was the founder member and managing director of H2OTEK cc T/A Watertek, which has been founded in 2008 and which obtained EWSETA accreditation for the Water and Wastewater Process Operations qualification (SAQA ID 58951) and the Water and Wastewater Reticulation qualification (SAQA ID 60169).
The training buisiness was later sold to WSSA, while Pierre remained in charge of the Training Operations. The relationship was later ended. Pierre remains pasionate about the water sector and training of staff and has been involved and directly responsible for training and assessment of over 13 000 credits on the Water and Wastewater Process Operations qualification (SAQA ID 58951).
The training is complimented with Skills Audits, determining training GAPS and then the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan. Pierre is also actively involved in regular plant audits, process audits, Blue & Green Drop GAP analysis audits as well as Process Optimization. Any water and wastewater treatment queries can be sent to us for comment.
Pierre is also a Radio Amateur with call sign ZS6PS & ZS7P. The ZS7P call sign is used from the SANAE IV base in Antarctica where the upgrading of the South African base is carried out.
Radio Hams have a full range or communication modes at their disposal. These include plain voice, Morse code, numerous digital computer modes and even graphical modes like television. As a licensed amateur radio operator you will be able to join in experiments using all these modes.
Radio Amateurs, or "Hams" use two-way radio communication to make contact with other radio amateurs all over the world.
I spoke to ZS6ARA from the SA Agulhas II while at sea on the way to South Georgia Islands 2 March 2019.
- Workplace Coaching
- Workplace Assessment
- Training Material - Development
- Training Material - Alignment to NQF
- Staff Skills Audits
- Workplace Skills Planning (WSP)
- Annual Training Reports
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
- Annual Process Audits (Water / Wastewater)
- Blue Drop GAP Analysis
- Green Drop GAP Analysis
- Safety Audits
- Operations Manuals
- Plant Assessments
- Recordkeeping Systems (Custome MIS)
- Plant Optimization
- Chemical Selections
- Chlorine Room Audits
- Selection of process control instruments
- Blue Drop Assessments
- Green Drop Assessments
- No Drop Assessments
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion"- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher
Clean water is a right and not a privilage.
The success or failure of any organisation is dependent on the inputs, contributions and outputs of its employees.
Employees are required to carry out their tasks effectively, diligently and productively according to their job descriptions and specifications. However, many surveys in South Africa and around the world show evidence that most employees do not meet the criteria of their work duties according to performance assessments.
Many young people come out of school and university thinking that they are able to add value to the working world and would be able to get employment.
In many cases the skills they have and have been taught are not fully aligned to real world skills needs or that they lack the practical experience which on-site, workplace-based training can provide.