Hydrogen Safety Assurance

This course introduces the practical tools and techniques to allow Hydrogen equipment and facility designers and developers to build a robust yet pragmatic safety assurance framework and apply this to ensure and demonstrate that they are reducing risk to ALARP.

It examines how tried and tested approaches can be adapted to suit the specific characteristics and challenges of hydrogen as an energy vector by highlighting both commonalities and differences between hydrogen and well-understood hydrocarbons

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Have an understanding of the hydrogen hazard, its specific characteristics and challenges.
  2. Understand how established risk assessment tools and techniques can be applied to hydrogen schemes, with appreciation of the limitation of these techniques.
  3. Define the purpose and benefits of the formal demonstration that risks are managed to ALARP, and understand how this can be best achieved.


  • Introduction to Hydrogen
  • Risk management for Hydrogen
  • Qualitative risk assessment for Hydrogen
  • Quantitative risk assessment for Hydrogen
  • Safety Management Planning

Who should attend?

Managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners involved in Hydrogen energy projects.

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level.

James Sneddon 

Principal Consultant, MEng Chemical and Process Engineering

James has over 17 years of varied technical safety engineering experience, spanning major high-hazard industries including Clean Energy, Oil and Gas, Civil Nuclear, and Chemical Processing. James’ experience includes hazard identification/analysis, PHA (HAZOP, LOPA) facilitation, bowtie analysis, Safety Critical Element / Activity identification and assurance, safety reviews, HSE Case generation and quantitative risk analysis. As Technical Team Lead for Risktec’s Canadian operations and Clean Energy business across the Americas, James is a Technical Authority for technical safety/HSE engineering projects and deliverables, providing technical safety support and advice to clients.

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