CompEx officially launches new course to meet demands of UK hydrogen strategy

We have launched a new online short course to raise    awareness of hydrogen safety due to the crucial role it plays in the transition to net zero.

The course offers an overview of hydrogen on an introductory level, which makes the course relevant for any worker who may be new to hydrogen and its unique properties.

An Introduction to Hydrogen, which is available now via our online shop, offers a 45-minute overview of hydrogen, the benefits of its use, safety considerations, and protection measures required for usage. The course makes key comparisons between hydrogen and the conventional fossil fuels that have been traditionally used.

Although already covered in other CompEx qualifications, this specialised course provides an overview of hydrogen’s particular characteristics for people who are new to the subject or want to build on their basic knowledge.

Hydrogen has the potential to provide alternative zero and low carbon energy for industry, electricity generation, transport, and buildings. It also has considerable explosive potential, and its unique behaviors are something that UK workforces require new training for to ensure competency.

Workforces must be prepared as hydrogen makes up a significant part of the UK’s net zero strategy, already seen in the government’s forecast that over 9,000 new jobs are to be created by the UK hydrogen market by 2030, and a potential 100,000 jobs by 2050*.

We teamed up with EUTEX International, one of the Approved Training Providers of CompEx courses, to help in the development of a course that would tackle the accelerating demand for hydrogen safety understanding.

Paul Hague, Technical Authority for CompEx, said: “Here at CompEx, we are aware that  hydrogen is a continuously developing field with growing relevance, and as such we’re committed to delivering the right training, skill set, and knowledge base to deal with it.

“We’re pleased to release this introductory CompEx short course that will enlighten industries to the safety practices necessary for future energy requirements. We’re looking forward to playing a part in this welcomed transition towards green energy and an overall more sustainable future.”

Fraser Heggie, CTO at EUTEX International, said: “It is good to see the first step of our partnership with CompEx being launched with the Introduction to Hydrogen course.

This will highlight the extra precautions we need to take with this volatile gas for entrants to the low carbon energy sector. We’re keen to see how this introductory course can be further developed into a practitioner qualification in the future.”

An introduction to Hydrogen is available to purchase now at our online store.

Watch the below short video for more details:

*Government hydrogen strategy source:,%C2%A313%20billion%20by%202050 (Last accessed 12.05.23)