Ruben Els

Riskonet Ltd.

[email protected]
+27 8 233 07 226


  • Associate Diploma in Fire Technology (South African Emergency Services Institute)
  • Fire Protection Systems Practitioner (Engineering Council of South Africa)
  • Ambulance Emergency attendant (Level 6)


  • Operational Risk Assessments
  • Risk Control programmes
  • Risk Profiling
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Insurance Underwriting Surveys
  • Post Loss Incident Investigation
  • Fire Investigations
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legal Compliance Assessment
  • Risk Control Standards Development
  • Fire Training
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Industries include: Food and Beverage; Poultry; Paper and Packaging; Milling and Refinery; Textile; Chemical; Pharmaceutical; Entertainment; Hotel; Petrochemical; Agricultural; Hospitality and Warehousing and Logistics.


  • Ruben has over 25 years of fire and risk consulting experience and has specialised the last 10 years in designing and managing operational risk control programs for large multi-national insurance clients.
  • Specific subject matter expertise include fire investigations, fire training, legal assessments, rational designs, plan approval, advise on fire equipment, means of escape and emergency planning.
  • Ruben’s qualifications include Fire Protection Systems Practitioner with the Engineering Council (ECSA) and he is deemed competent to design, inspect and commission sprinkler systems.
  • His knowledge and skills also allow him to inspect fire detection and gas-suppression systems.