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Johan joined VANDERPERS MARITIME BV in February 2020. Johan’s background lies in the field of road, water and railway disasters; as a disaster-response team leader and incident coordinator, he has acquired ten years’ experience with solving disasters involving hazardous substances. Johan is a Safety Advisor for the Transport of Hazardous Substances by road and has Professional Competence in Handling Hazardous Substances for ADR (general cargo and tanks) qualifications and IMDG. Johan’s extensive network includes contacts with local authorities, especially port and harbour authorities and fire-fighting agencies.
Johan is also specialised in applying the correct labels and classifications to hazardous goods. As an all-round incident containment officer, he is able to lead an intervention team in the event of a disaster involving hazardous substances while also managing every aspect of the operation (schedules, administration and logistics). As a Field Chemist, Johan acquired a lot of experience monitoring toxic gasses from containers from the MAERSK HONAM in Sharjah and now has extensive knowledge of gas measurement and confined spaces entry.
Currently, Johan is following the programmes Tanker-Ship Hazardous Gas Specialist (HOBEON-SKO) and Licensed Practical Safety Technician.