About Absolute Health Services

Absolute Health Services Management Team

Helen Farish

Director & Instructor

With her wealth of experience over the last 20 years as a business owner and manager, Helen is the driving force behind the daily management, coordination, client liaison and all aspects of the general business management within the company. Her strengths include good communication skills, commitment to quality client service and logical and meticulous planning. She has successfully completed various Level 3 awards in Education & Training, Health & Safety and First Aid at Work as well as courses in fire safety and first aid instructing. This has enabled her to participate in presenting and assessing the company’s offering of training courses and keep her skills and knowledge of the industry up to date.

Alastair Farish

Director & Instructor

Alastair is currently finalising his NEBOSH OHS National Diploma and is a qualified ISO 45001 lead implementer and lead auditor through BSI. He first trained as a combat medic before going on to study and qualify as an advanced life support paramedic and work in both the public and private healthcare systems. His passion for first aid was realised at an early stage during his professional paramedic career, when he saw first hand the positive impact that first aid treatment can have on a critically ill patient. He is also a successful business owner within the field of health and safety and has a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for implementing successful health and safety management systems.

Niell Truter

Associate Partner & Instructor

Niell Truter is an Associate Partner in Absolute Health Services’. Niell matriculated in 1990 at Hoerskool Roodepoort, after which he completed his National Service for 1 year with SAMS (South African Medical Services) in the National Defence Force as an Operational Medic. Niell then went on to join the Roodepoort Fire Department in January 1992 as a junior fireman and worked there until 2009 when he resigned with the rank of Platoon Commander and Intermediate Life Support Paramedic. Niell joined Absolute Health Services in March 2018 after working in the Health & Safety training industry for more than 9 years. Niell is currently studying his National Diploma in Safety Management and is a qualified ISO 45001 lead implementer through BSI.

Company References

“The feedback I’ve received from our branches have been most encouraging.  The Facilitators are masters in their field, they are engaging, were able to get and hold the attention of our Staff and made the H & S training experience a positive experience.

We’ve gone from seeing FAFST as a Service Provider to viewing FAFST as our H & S Training Partner in a short period of time.  Whenever any of our requests fell outside the scope of FAFST and Absolute Health, Tiyana will provide an alternative solution or make suggestions we can consider.

Thank you to Tiyana, Dawn and the rest of the Team in making our H&S journey a remarkable, memorable experience.”

Marlize Mulder – Kintetsu World Express South Africa (Pty) Ltd

“I wanted to take a moment to extend our sincere thanks for the excellent service and seamless process we have experienced with Absolute Health during the recent Health and Safety Representative training, First Aid training, and Firefighting training sessions.

The facilitators did an outstanding job, and we appreciate the effort they put into making the training sessions informative and engaging.” 

Chanel Chetty – Kisch IP

“The facilitators Sunel and Renee were fantastic, wonderful, class was never boring, always something to do and very talkative – really enjoyed the two of them. The training was well presented. Venue was very nice and I enjoyed the food” 

Kintetsu World Express South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Thanks so much for the opportunity give to me in doing the Fire Fighting Course Yesterday.

The Training was very informative and the insights were extremely valuable. I have learned so much things that i can even apply in my home environment and not just at work.
The Trainer Sunel was absolutely fabulous, loads of laughter and kept us awake (LOL) with her actions and good examples explaining. i don’t think that anyone could complain as she was brilliant. With the Test that we did we just had to refer to what she explained during the course and could not go wrong.
I would say that each and every staff member at KWE should do this Fire Course.” 

Dawn Wyngaard – Global Logistics Partner

“On behalf of everyone at Flamepro I just want to thank you for your assistance with our training and your professionalism, and of course a big high five for Ronnie!! He is an absolute darling. So professional, thorough, and not to mention he’s patients with us. We really really appreciate it and enjoyed it very much.
Thanx Ladies, Ronnie, and everyone and Absolute Health”


“Training was absolutely amazing, informative and interactive. The trainers were thorough, interactive and thorough. THANK YOU very much for having us!”

Chicken Licken

“…they have offered professional services and we are pleased to inform you that we are highly satisfied with the level of services rendered by Absolute Health Services. We would recommend their services to any person/s requiring the same.”

Joburg Zoo

“I commend and recommend the Snake Identification, Handling and Snakebite Treatment training provided by Absolute Health Services. Nick is an enthusiastic subject matter expert with encyclopaedic knowledge of snakes as well as an experienced paramedic, who presents and shares his knowledge professionally, competently and tailored to his audience. The materials and learner guides are well presented, the course matter is professionally delivered and practical exercises are interactive and conducted safely. At short notice, Nick presented several courses to non-English-speaking audiences in Northern Mozambique, working smoothly with a translator. Back-office support from Absolute Health Services was quickly and professionally provided when needed!”

Concord Safety

“As a company that places great importance on the health and wellbeing of our employees, MMI has very high standards when it comes to their health and safety. It is for this reason that we have appointed Absolute Health Services as our preferred training provider. AHS employees are professional and experts in their field. They are punctual, friendly and the training material is excellent, whilst the courses are affordable. We look forward to working with the AHS team.”

MMI Holdings

“It is our pleasure to recommend Absolute Health Services provider. They have provided awesome training for all our regional health and safety representative teams in PE, KZN and Cape town. The feedback we have received from our teams was positive. We highly appreciate your services.”

– Mercy Chauke – Discovery Health

“…I am currently very satisfied with services we receive from all the team of Absolute Health Services.”


“… the TEAM said the interactive nature and depth of your trainings is something they have not witnessed before.”

Protea Hotel @ Marriot Lusaka

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for their collective continued efforts to provide and maintain a world class service offering for our learners on and off campus. We consistently receive positive feedback following the various training sessions which is crucial to our long-term success in developing safe productive solutions to the business and market segment. Please keep up the impressive good work.”

Murray & Roberts

“I would recommend Alastair and team any day as they go beyond than just being service providers but being a part of the Link team and looking out for the well-being of all the staff here.”

Link Market Services

“I was very impressed with the service I received. I found your company on google sent a message and within an hour my query was sorted out. Service was extremely efficient.  E mails were answered speedily. Your trainer was fabulous and my staff felt that they learnt so much from him. I will definitely recommend your company to friends. Awesome service – you don’t find this type of service anymore.”

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“Our dealings with AHS have been professionally conducted, their staff are familiar with their products and can provide the applicable information regarding said products. The Facilitators are professional, knowledgeable and well presented.  The guys appear to be having fun during the course presentation.  As a Facilitator myself, that’s important to me as the information tends to stick when it’s easier to digest and people are not bored….”

Bidfreight Port Operations

“… They complied with all specifications requested and required. As an organisation we were satisfied with their performance and professionalism.”

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

“May I take this opportunity to bring to your attention how impressed I am with my business association with Absolute Health services. I would not place my business in training with anybody else, this week again I was blown away by the quick response I received from Dawn and Caylee regarding certificates that I needed to get out to H&M,  Please extend my thanks and appreciation to the team.”

MedGuys – Executive Medical Solutions

Student References

“I really enjoyed this course! It opened my mind as to how to act during a fire.” 

Student – Medi Clinic

“I found this course to be more intense and hands on than other courses. I did come away feeling more confident than what I have done in the past with other similar courses.” 

Student – Adams & Adams

“The instructor was absolutely amazing, excellent presentative skills.” 

Student – Discovery Health

“Very informative and very good introduction to firefighting and prevention. Course material was of a good standard. Learnt a lot & found the whole course and information to be very valuable. It was thoroughly enjoyed and beneficial.” 

Student – IBM

“The training was very productive and I would definitely recommend the school to anyone who seeks to do training.” 

Student – Old Mutual

“Very educational and well presented. Keep up the good work.” 

Student – Shave & Gibson

“Facilitator did a good job, very professional. Keep it up!”

Student – Maeve Mine

“This was a good training programme and the delivery was excellent.” 

Student – Sunshine Bakery