P.J. (Peter) Blokland

Profile

  • Royal Military Academy 119 TAW (MSc Military and Aviation Sciences) ('78 - '83)
  • Pilot training ('83 - '85)
  • F- 16 - Pilot 10 WTac - 23 Sqn ('85 - '88)
  • SF260M/D - Instructor 5 Sqn ('88 - '91)
  • Staff College ('91 - '92)
  • HQ Trg & Sp ('92 - '93)
  • Alpha-Jet - Ops & Trg Officer 9 WTrg ('93 - '95)
  • Air Force Staff - Flight Safety (Prevention) ('95 - '96)
  • Squadron Commander 5th Sqn (Basic flying training) ('96 - '98)
  • Air Force Staff - Flight Safety (Prevention & Aircraft Accident Investigation) ('98 -'03)
  • SHAPE - Nuclear Operations Branch - Staff Officer Command & Control ('03 - '07)
  • Retired 1 Oct 07
  • Owner, consultant, trainer, business coach at BYAZ bvba. April 2008 - Present (8 years 11 months)

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Research

Up to now, gas distribution networks in the Netherlands have largely contributed to a reliable and safe supply of energy to satisfy existing energy needs.

Large investments in the distribution networks in order to modernize the infrastructure, a rising complexity and diversity in gas supply and structural changes due to a converging energy market and new technologies, have instigated Netbeheer Nederland to perceive the need to evaluate the safety of gas distribution and manage safety in a more structured and social responsible way.

Therefore, the purpose of this study is to cover three main areas of concern:

  • What are acceptable risks and how are these risks perceived by stakeholders?
  • How can Netbeheer Nederland evolve from a reactive, incident driven, management of safety towards a proactive, process driven and systemic approach in safety management?
  • How can the communication of gas distribution safety be improved?

A first step in this study is to develop instruments and a design to increase the quality of perception of stakeholders and to measure the actual and perceived levels of safety in gas distribution networks.

A second step will be to develop a scientific foundation for an adequate performance management system, indicators and instruments in order to cultivate a systemic and process driven approach towards safety in gas distribution networks.

Finally, this will lead towards the development of communication instruments, destined to increase the quality of perception of stakeholders and the achievement of improved safety management in gas distribution networks in the Netherlands.

  • Total Respect Management (Guest lectures)
  • Blokland, P. and G. Reniers, Total respect management: an innovative engineering management practice to deal with the complexities and society's expectations of todays industral activities, Engineering Management Reviews, 2:1-7, (2013).
  • Blokland, P. and G. Reniers, Total Respect Management (TR³M): a comprehensive method in the pursuit and development of CSR in organisations - Corporate social responsibility: challenges, benefits and impact on business performance/Newell, A.P. [edit.] - ISBN 978-1-63321-106-3, New York, N.Y., Nova Science, 2014, p. 213-226.
  • Blokland, P. and Reniers, G., Total Respect Management (TR³M): A Systemic Management Approach in Aligning Organisations towards Performance, Safety and CSR, Macrothink institute, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Vol 4, No 2 (2015)

More publications

  • Peter Blokland and Genserik Reniers, Total Respect Management, (Excellent leidinggeven voor de toekomst), Lannoo Campus, 2013, EAN/ISBN 9789401409551
  • Blokland, P. and Reniers, G., SAFETY & PERFORMANCE, (TOTAL RESPECT MANAGEMENT (TR³M) A NOVEL APPROACH TO ACHIEVE SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE PROACTIVELY IN ANY ORGANISATION, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-63485-845-8 

Peter Blokland

PhD candidate

Department:
Values, Technology and Innovation

Section:
Safety & Security Science

Secretary: 
Astrid Pinzger-van Staalduinen

Research interests:
Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible risk management
Aligned Leadership & Organisational Alignment
Systems Thinking & Safety
Organisational Performance
Corporate Social Responsibility
Personal Development