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Propane Safety Training: Construction Heaters and Torches

Propane Training:
Construction Heaters & Torches

 

Program Description

Working with propane construction heaters and torches can be hazardous on the job site. In Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) requires any worker operating a propane construction heater and/or torch to have been trained on this equipment and to have received a Record of Training (ROT).

 

Our TSSA-approved program introduces students to propane construction heater and torch safety, providing students with the knowledge and hands-on practice needed for their health and safety.

While construction heaters and torches have a wide variety of applications, many of our students use these appliances on construction sites and for building repair.

The course covers the following topics:

  1. Acts and Regulations: This topic covers the regulatory requirements for the use of propane construction heaters and torches in Ontario, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, CSA-B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG).
     

  2. The Properties of Propane: Students will learn about the characteristics and properties of propane, including its boiling point, pressures created inside cylinders. Students will learn about the characteristics and properties of propane, including its boiling point, pressures created inside cylinders. We also discuss the potential hazards associated with propane, including the risk of fire, explosion, and asphyxiation.
     

  3. ​Introduction to Propane Cylinders and Tanks: This topic covers the different types of propane cylinders and tanks, including how to identify and select the appropriate cylinder or propane tank for a given application. It also covers safety features such as cylinder expiry, regulators, excess flow valves, pressure relief valves, and different types of service valves.
     

  4. Types of Construction Heaters and Torches: Students will learn about the various types of propane construction heaters and torches available, including direct and indirect heaters and vapour and liquid torches.
     

  5. Safe Use of Construction Heaters and Torches: This topic covers the safe handling, use, and storage propane construction heaters and torches, including proper ventilation, and emergency shutdown procedures.
     

  6. Construction Heater and Torch Operation: Students will learn how to properly set up and operate propane construction heaters and torches, including how to light and adjust the flame.
     

  7. Handling Emergency Situations: This topic covers how to handle emergency situations involving propane construction heaters and torches, including how to shut off the gas supply and evacuate the area.

Upon successful completion of a written test and hands-on demonstration, students receive a Record of Training (ROT).

Depending on the BTUH output of the equipment needed for students' purposes, FSN can deliver training for the following ROT categories:

  • Construction Heaters up to 400,000 BTUH and of Any BTUH (CH-02-C & CH-01-T)

  • Torches of Any BTUH (only)
    (CH-01-T)

  • Construction Heaters & Torches up to 400,000 BTUH​​
    (CH-02)

  • Construction Heaters & Torches of any BTUH
    (CH-01)

​Regulatory References

FSN is an authorized training provider for the the Fuels Training Centre (FTC) and the Canadian Propane Association's Propane Training Institute (PTI).

Course Content

  • Acts and Regulations

  • Properties of Propane

  • Handling & Transporting Cylinders

  • Proper Cylinder Storage

  • Mobile Tanks

  • Safe Use of Burners &Torches

  • Installation of Burners & Torches

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • WHMIS & TDG

Course Length: 4 Hours

Certificate Validity: 3 Years

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NOTE:

There are separate ROT categories and training courses for Propane Kettles, Tarpots and Roadtankers as well as for Natural Gas Construction Heaters

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