Government plans to expand hydrogen production to support the move to net zero are likely to result in tighter regulation to ensure its safe use, says Emma Evans.

Working with any gas and gas appliances can be inherently risky and unsafe, if not managed correctly. Fire, explosion, gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning are just some of the major consequences that can arise. Introduce hydrogen into this medley, and further consideration needs to be given because, as history shows, hydrogen and gas-related activities that are not managed correctly can have serious, as well as nearly fatal — or fatal — consequences.

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