The EHSP launches two new documents for Safety Planning and Management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects

Guidance document for Safety Planning and Management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects

The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) has published a new guidance document for the Safety Planning and Management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects. Building on the first safety planning guidance document published in 2019, the new document provides further information on safety planning, monitoring, and reporting for hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Europe. It helps EU projects to incorporate state-of-the-art hydrogen safety by integrating safety learnings, expertise and planning.

Analysis of safety data and events contained in the European Hydrogen Incidents and Accidents Database (HIAD 2.0)

As learning from others is an essential element of a high-level safety culture, EHSP activities are also focused on the collection and analysis of hydrogen safety-related data to derive lessons learnt and provide further general recommendations to all stakeholders.

The number of events within HIAD 2.0 has been increasing from about 250 events in 2018 to almost 500 events in 2020. The EHSP, in close collaboration with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, has now published the lessons learned from their in-depth assessment in a report, which includes recommendations stemmed from those lessons for different sectors and applications involving hydrogen.

Both documents are publicly available on the EHSP webpage.

About the EHSP

The FCH JU launched the European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) in 2017. The mission of the EHSP is to assist the FCH JU Programme and projects in assuring that hydrogen safety is adequately managed and to promote and disseminate a high-level hydrogen safety culture within the FCH JU Programme and beyond.

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