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PROPANE SAFETY TRAINING COURSE

The Propane Safety Training course from Safety First Training is certified by the Canadian Propane Association and the Propane Training Institute. Anyone operating propane fueled equipment is required by law to complete authorized propane safety training and have an official record of training (ROT). We offer 2 different types of propane training:
Propane Connection & Use of Construction Heaters Up to 400,000 BTUH (400-01): This program educates participants on propane cylinders, electrical requirements and the connecting, lighting and shutdown of propane heaters and torches
Propane Connection & Use of Propane Torches (400-08): This program educates participants on propane cylinders, how to use torches and regulators and regulating pressure from propane tanks to heaters.

Training offered across Ontario with a focus on Mississauga and Toronto.

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Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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Description

Propane Safety Training Course

Course Outline:
400-01: Propane Connection & Use of Construction Heaters Up to 400,000 BTUH
• Introduction
• Product Knowledge
• Propane Cylinders
• Transporting and installing propane cylinders
• Construction heaters and equipment
• Practical demonstration

400-08: Propane Connection & Use of Propane Torches
• Introduction
• Product Knowledge
• Propane Cylinders
• Torches, regulators and hoses
• Practical demonstration

  • Duration:

    Up to 5 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels

  • Assessment:

    A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate

  • Completion:

    Upon successful completion of this Propane Safety Training course, participants will receive a temporary certificate and the Canadian Propane Association will issue the official certificate

Propane FAQ’s

What is Propane?

Propane is a multi-use fuel that is easily portable, clean burning and non-toxic. Canada has an extensive propane supply and a strong national infrastructure making it easily accessed and competitively priced. Propane is not a natural occurring product but a by-product of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. It is processed as and used as a gas but transported and stored as a pressurized liquid.

Is Propane Safe?

The propane industry uses many different methods to ensure the safe use and transport of propane:

  1. All propane appliances and equipment are manufactured to extremely high safety standards.
  2. Propane has a lower range of flammability when compared to other petroleum products. To create an ignition the propane-air mix must contain from 2.2% to 9.6% of propane vapor. If the mixture contains less than 2.2% gas, it will be too lean to ignite. If the mixture contains more than 9.6%, it will be too rich to ignite.
  3. Propane will not ignite when mixed with air unless the ignition source reaches a minimum of 504 degrees Celsius. In comparison, gasoline will ignite when source of ignition reaches 221 to 260 degrees Celsius.
  4. If there is a leak of liquid propane, it doesn’t puddle but instead vaporizes and dissipates into the air.
  5. If or when propane is released from its pressured container, it is released only as a vapor, propane cannot be ingested like gasoline or any other alcohol fuels.
  6. Propane is manufactured virtually odorless and colorless but a commercial odorant called Ethyl Mercaptan is added so that propane can be easily detected if it leaks from its container. It will smell much like rotten eggs or a skunk type smell.

Is Propane environmentally friendly?

  1. Of all of the commonly used fossil fuels, propane is one of the lightest and simplest hydrocarbons resulting in one of the cleanest burning fuels.
  2. When burning coal to generate electricity it releases more carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Coal emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide as propane does. Using propane gas instead of electricity, allows consumers to help lower emissions and preserve the environment.
  3. Propane gas is nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil and water.

What to do if you smell gas or propane?

  1. No flames or sparks – Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  2. Leave the area immediately – Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  3. Shut off the gas – Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, if it is safe to do so.
  4. Report the leak – From a nearby building away from the gas leak, call your call 911 or your local fire department immediately.
  5. Do not return to building/area – until proper authorities determine that it is safe to do so.
  6. Get your system checked – Before you attempt to use any of your gas or propane powered equipment, a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

Why is there a charge for a “Gas Check”?

Fuel systems need to be inspected with a Gas Check every ten years as mandated by the TSSA. If there is no current inspection for the system it cannot be refueled. A certified technician must inspect all appliances, fuel lines, regulators and tanks to ensure all regulations and compliance requirement are being met. This service is not free and it is there to help protect consumers, employees, employers and technicians.

Do I need Propane Safety Training?

Anyone working with propane is required by law to have a record of training (ROT) to fill propane tanks and cylinders, transfer propane and operate propane fueled equipment.

Safety First Training Ltd. is an authorized provider of propane safety training by the Propane Training Institute (PTI), a division of the CPA, and can help you with the training you require.

PTI 400-01: Connection & Use of Construction Heaters Up To 400,000 BTUH

PTI 400-08: Connection & Use of Propane Torches

Propane Cylinder Handling & Exchange – Online Training Course

Need more information?

Visit the Canadian Propane Association for further information.


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