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European Hydrogen Train the Trainer Programme for Responders

Project description

Training in hydrogen safety

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have a wide range of uses and are extensively commercialised. However, their use may include the risk of accidents, making the appropriate training of responders indispensable. Responders must be informed, adequately trained and prepared for efficient accident management and recovery. The EU-funded HyResponder project will aim to ensure the safe commercialisation and use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. To achieve this goal, it will develop an inclusive programme comprising operational, virtual reality and educational training based on the more advanced knowledge in hydrogen safety. A Europe-wide network of responder trainers will be established to disseminate information and specialised translated materials through an e-platform and to consolidate links between hydrogen safety and responder communities.


The aim of the HyResponder project is to develop and implement a sustainable trainer the trainer programme in hydrogen safety for responders throughout Europe, supporting the commercialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by informing responders involved in the permitting process, improving resilience and preparedness, and ensuring appropriate accident management and recovery. The specific objectives of the project include the development of clear and updated operational, virtual reality, and educational training for trainers of responders to reflect the state-of-the-art in hydrogen safety. The European Emergency Response Guide for responders will be revised to reflect advancements. The materials will incorporate identified intervention strategies and tactics for liquefied hydrogen applications. A Pan-European Network of responder trainers will be established and trainers from at least 10 European countries will attend a bespoke course in hydrogen safety pertinent to responders. Using feedback from the network on national specificities, educational training materials will be adapted where required to reflect regional peculiarities. The materials for responders will be translated and made available in 8 languages via an e-Platform. The translated materials will be utilised by the newly trained trainers to deliver workshops in 10 countries across Europe enhancing the reach and impact of the programme. National Training Clusters will be developed to consolidate links between the hydrogen safety and responder communities and to support the delivery of workshops at a national level. Through the establishment of an International e-forum for responders, and the integration of the translated materials in the e-Platform, it is anticipated that a sustainable pan-European training programme in hydrogen safety for responders will be developed, which will be recognised as the standard in hydrogen safety training across Europe.


Net EU contribution
€ 282 795,00
BT52 1SA Coleraine
United Kingdom

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Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Causeway Coast and Glens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 282 795,00

Participants (15)