Hydrogen: The Fundamentals
14 March 2024
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Hydrogen is one of the low carbon energy solutions that will be
critical for the UK's transition to net zero.
But using hydrogen as an energy carrier is not a new phenomenon.
Hydrogen has been manufactured, used or dealt with as a biproduct
by industry for over 100 years across a number of sectors and has
been handled safely by a professional workforce with few incidents
With more novel and innovative applications for hydrogen
anticipated as we approach our 2050 net zero targets, we need to
keep individuals and workplaces safe from new risks, whilst not
forgetting those that existed before. A fundamental understanding
of hydrogen's physical properties and behaviours will be key to
safely developing and deploying it as a net zero energy vector.
This course will provide that foundation knowledge and give
examples of risks and control measures when using hydrogen to
enable delegates to understand and identify the hazards hydrogen
could pose to their own environments and intended uses.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand the physical properties and novel phenomena of
hydrogen and how it differs from traditional fuels
- Understand the behaviour of hydrogen in different phases
- Identify hazards posed by the introduction of hydrogen into an
- Know the regulations that relate to the use of hydrogen,
thresholds, and when they apply
- Design appropriate procedures for handling liquid and gaseous
What the course will cover
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the
properties and behaviour of hydrogen and its effect on materials
and system design, including gas detection, purging and gas
handling. Delegates will examine the Dangerous Substances and
Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), have an introduction to
Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) and look at risk mitigation and
control measures. Delegates will establish how to respond to an
emergency, how to choose appropriate PPE and will explore the use
of liquid hydrogen.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for new entrants to the hydrogen sector,
those already working with hydrogen and need a greater
understanding of its fundamental properties and behaviour or those
whose organisations are considering energy transition to
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£675 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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