About Us

Introduction and History

Riskchem is a provider of Chemical Management Services.

The need for specialized chemical management consulting services and chemical safety training has grown in the last number of years; as a result we now assist clients by providing various chemical management services.

Riskchem Chemical Safety Training and Consulting Services cc was started in 2006 by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) doctoral graduate Ilse Asquith. She has spent twenty years lecturing part time at NMMU, lecturing various subjects in the chemical field. Her academic background, years of experience as a senior laboratory technician and chemistry lecturer have given her invaluable knowledge and skills which make her an expert in the chemical management consulting field.

Dr Ilse Asquith is one of a handful of South Africans who specialises in the United Nations: Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labelling (GHS) (Dr Asquith-facilitator).

Picture: SADC Capacity Building Workshop on the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals-GHS

Picture: 1 Day Introduction to the GHS Course

Riskchem can assist companies in transforming to the UN: GHS system with regards to the labelling of their products and authoring Safety Data Sheets.

Riskchem offers a number of chemical management services:

Dr Ilse Asquith


D Tech: Chemistry, M Tech: Product and Process development (Chemistry), B Tech Education (Cum Laude), N Dip Analytical Chemistry.

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