Hydrogen has unique physical and chemical properties which present benefits and challenges to its successful widespread adoption as a fuel.

Fuel Cell Electric Buses are new and have other specifications than traditional diesel buses.

Risk analyses have been worked out to do an inventory of all risks related to these new vehicles for the different daily operations.

Risk reduction measures in the bus:

Safety measures while refuelling at the hydrogen station:

In a building where the bus is located for maintenance, parking or other purposes, the following general rules are applicable:

The ATEX directive, describing what equipment and work environment is allowed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere. There are two ATEX directives (one for the manufacturer and one for the user of the equipment):

HyResponse is a ‘Coordination and Support Action (CSA)’ project supported by EC Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and aiming to establish the World’s first comprehensive training programme for first responders, i.e. a European Hydrogen Safety Training Platform (EHSTP), to facilitate safer deployment of FCH systems and infrastructure.