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Adult Learning Principles

As you roll out training for your workers, one thing that you have to take into consideration is Adult Learning Principles. Because you are training adults,  these principles assist in making training more effective for them.

Adult learners are:

  • Self directing – they have existing knowledge, experience and opinions. If they cannot appreciate the pupose or value, they will be reluctant to engage in the training
  • Relevance – The immediate use of the learning needs to be clearly understood by the learner. They need to see ‘what’s in it for them’
  • Experience – select case scenarios and examples that they can relate to
  • Using all of their senses – Adult learners need multi-sensory learning and teaching (Hands on activities )
  • Practice – The more an adult learner can practice new skills, the more transformational impact the training will have
  • Involvement – Adults need to feel as though they have a sense of responsibility, control and decision making over their learning

All training with NIYASH takes into account adult learning principles. We also offer accredited training courses along with in house training

Contact us via the following:

email: info@niyash.co.za

Web: www.niyash.co.za

Facebook: @niyashconsulting

Call Avi: 083 876 3404 

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Why do you need to conduct a training needs analysis? 

Why do we need training? 

Training is a means to ensure that employees have the knowledge and the right skills to be able to do their work effectively and compentently. 

Why should you conduct a TNA? 

  1. Avoids training for ‘training sake’ – trainees just go through the motions when they are disinterested in the training at hand . They do not feel it necessary if it is not relevant. 
  2. Supports cost effective training – no time and money wastage on irrelevant training and unskilled labour
  3. Targets the areas of greatest need


  • What training is needed and why?
  • Where is training needed?
  • Who needs training?
  • How will training be provided?
  • How much will training cost?
  • What will be the impact on business? 

The basic training needs assessment is a four step process:

  1. Identify a clear business goal that the training supports
  2. Determine the tasks the workers need to perform so the company can reach that goal
  3. Determine the training activities that will help the workers learn to perform the tasks 
  4. Determine the learning characteristics of the workers that will make the training more effective

NIYASH provides all safety & i.t related training. Get in touch with us via the following means:

Email: info@niyash.co.za


Fb: @niyashconsulting

For urgent/immediate matters:

Call Avi: 083 876 3404

Email: avi.gobin@outlook.com / mrsgobin@gmail.com


Our Awesome Services

We offer the following services and much more:


1. I.T troubleshoots – including networks, servers, Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 and XP 
2. Other hardware or software issues – includes Office, Quickbooks, Caseware & Easyfile 
3. Software Development (Visual Studio) – C#, HTML, Javascript 
4. IT PATs 5. Social media creation – page creation, maintenance & updates
6. Blog creation – same as above 
7. Website creation – same as above 
8. Support via teamviewer 
9. On-site tech support 
10. Networks – setup, maintenance, troubleshooting 
Many more I.T services available with plans & packages to suit your needs and pocket!!


1. Develop, Implement And Maintain SHE Management Systems.
2. Facilitate The Legal Appointment Structures In A Business.
3. Placement And Management Of Competent SHE Officers. 
4. Drafting HSE Policies And Procedures. 
5. Compiling Of Client Specific Legal Safety Files. 
6. Accident / Incident Investigations. 
7. Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Process. 
8. Audits / Inspections And Action Plans & Close Out Of Deviations. 
9. Conducting Training And Awareness For All Employees. 
10.Emergency Management Planning. 
11.SHE Meetings. 
12.Accredited Training Courses. 
Many more SAFETY services available with plans & packages to suit your needs and pocket!! 


Where clients only require staff placement services, we shall provide the following competent personnel: 
1. SHEQ Managers/ Officers 
2. Traffic Safety Officers 
3. Flagmen 
4. Training Facilitators 
5. SHE Representatives and Fire Watchers. 
6. Semi-skilled artisan personnel and General Labour 
7. I.T Managers 
8. I.T Supervisors 
9. Technicians 
10. In-house Consultants 
11. Programmers 
12. Web designers


1. Company Registrations 
2. Company Ammendments 
3. Annual Return Submissions 
We cater to every CIPC service available.

General pricing 


General Outline of Prices:

Electronic Safety systems – R5000

Safety files – from R3500

Site Visits – R2800 per day @ R3.50 per km 

Site safety officer placements – Package dependent

Website creation – R1500 (onward) – Package dependent

Laptop repairs – R300 per hour – subject to replacement part prices 

Desktop repairs – R400 per hour – subject to replacement part prices 

Software Installations & Setups – R250 per hour 

Hardware Installation & Repairs – R350 per hour 

Hardware & Software Support – R250 per hour 

Social Media Page Creation – Package dependent 

Social Media Updates & Maintenance – Package Dependent 

Blog Creation – Blog dependent
Advertising Video – Eg On https://mrsgobin.wixsite.com/allthingsit – R1500 (content dependent)

Caseware & Quickbooks Troubleshoots – R350 per hour 

Remote Support – R350 per hour

Network Troubleshoots & Maintenance – Package dependent/R450 per hour 

Basic Computer Skills Lessons – R200 per hour

Please note that these are general prices and are subject to change. Business packages are available.

Feel free to contact us at any time!

We are not limited to the above services, so feel free to let enquire about any other service that you may need.

Contact us via the following:

HSE: Avi Gobin

083 876 3404 – Call/Whatsapp

IT: Simone Gobin

063 014 6653 – Calls only

084 885 0426 – Whatsapp Only

Email all enquiries to: info@niyash.co.za 

For urgent responses you may also try:

Avi – avi.gobin@outlook.com

Simz – mrsgobin@gmail.com

Web: www.niyash.co.za

Facebook: @niyashconsulting


As you have heard, there has been a freak accident at Durban’s naval base due to a gas leak.

See article here.

Let us look at the ways to both prevent gas leaks in the workplace, and what we can do to detect – and react to – them in time to prevent similar such tragedies.

How to prevent Gas leaks

  1. Implement the correct safe work procedures for gas installations, and confined space work procedures.
  2. Lock out gas lines if you are able to.
  3. Test the atmosphere before and during maintenance.
  4. Purge areas where gas is known to accumulate.
  5. Ensure your gas pipes run outside as much as possible.
  6. There should be minimal joints in the pipework.
  7. Always test pipes for leaks after you’ve installed them.
  8. If you have to run gas pipes in an enclosed space, install a gas leak detection system with sensors, an alarm and an automatic gas shut-off valve.
  9. If gas pipes have to run in an enclosed vertical shaft, install an extractor fan so that the shaft is continuously fully vented.
  10. Make allowances for movement for gas pipes laid in cement floor screeds.
  11. A competent person should conduct periodic checks to ensure there are no leaks.
  12. Use correct pipes and jointing methods: MDPE (yellow plastic) underground, galvanised steel and copper above ground.
  13. Most gas leaks occur at pipe joints. Ensure you’ve implemented the correct jointing method for pipe system, such as fusion joints for large MDPE pipes, screwed joints for steel pipes and compression and capillary jointing methods for copper pipes.
  14. You must also use gas PTFE tape (which is thicker than normal) for screwed and compression fittings.
  15. Only ever employ approved operatives for gas installations.
  16. A qualified technician should inspect your gas equipment at least once a year.
  17. Keep all combustible materials (chemicals, papers, boxes, solvents, etc.) at a safe distance from this equipment.
  18. Make sure your entire facility is adequately vented, and that all pipes and flues are in good condition.
  19. Follow all manufacturers’ recommendations for cleaning and maintaining natural gas equipment.
  20. Install carbon monoxide detectors in all areas of your facility.
  21. Never hang tools or other devices on natural gas pipes and meters.
  22. Check pilot lights on gas appliances to make sure they are burning blue. A very small amount of yellow or orange is also acceptable. Appliances with steady yellow or orange burning flames should be serviced by a qualified professional immediately.



How to detect a gas leak

If a gas pipe is damaged (or if you smell gas in the area):

  • Do not turn any electrical switches on or off (e.g. ignition switches).
  • Do not operate any plant or equipment.
  • Move people away from, and upwind of, the affected area.
  • Prevent smoking, the use of naked flames, the use of mobile phones or other ignition sources near the leak.
  • Report the leak/damage immediately to the proper authorities. Remember to provide accurate information on your location and the nature of the incident.

When you have completed the above:

  • Do not attempt to repair the damage.
  • Do not cover up a damaged main or service. This may lead to the gas travelling through the ducts, sewers, chambers or voids and potentially building up inside the premises or confined space.
  • Do not turn off any gas valves in the road or footpath (you may cause further problems by doing so).


Remember: Gas leaks don’t occur in isolation

Gas leaks are often attendant hazards to working within a confined space. It is impossible to provide a comprehensive list of confined spaces, as some may always qualify as one, whereas others may only become a confined space during their construction, fabrication or subsequent modification.


Apart from potential gas risks, other hazards in confined spaces include:

  • Poor air quality
  • Chemical exposure
  • Fire hazards
  • Process-related hazards (e.g. residual chemicals)
  • Noise
  • Safety hazards (e.g. moving parts, slips and falls)
  • Radiation
  • Extreme temperatures (both surface and atmospheric)
  • Bulk material that shifts or collapses
  • Barrier failures
  • Uncontrolled energy
  • Poor visibility
  • Biological hazards
  • Dust present in very high presentations (e.g. flour in silos)


You must carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to decide the measures necessary for working safely. For work in confined spaces, this means:

  • identifying the hazards present
  • assessing the risks
  • determining the precautions to take.


In most cases, your assessment will consider:

  • the task
  • the working environment
  • working materials and tools
  • the suitability of those who carry out the tasks
  • arrangements for emergency rescue.

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