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Propane Torches & Kettles

The torch and kettle operation courses vary in length but all include both classroom and hands-on training. All courses meet the requirements of the B149.1-15 Natural Gas and Propane Installation code, the B149.2-15 Propane Storage and Handling as well as all other provincial requirements. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a Record of Training (ROT).

Propane Torches (any BTUH)
TSSA: CH-01-T

Course Details

This course teaches how to safely use propane fuelled vapour and liquid torches of any BTUH. This course includes theory and hands-on components.

The course is intended for roofing, construction and industrial workers who use vapour and liquid torches for roof membranes, shrink wrapping, ice melting, and many other applications.

Length of Course: 3 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Validity: 3 Years

Regulatory References:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Act

  • CSA-B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code

  • CSA-B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code

  • Transportations of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

  • WHMIS

Note:

If torch operators only require training of up to 400,000 BTUH, FSN can also deliver the training required for TSSA's CH-02-T record of training category. This stand-alone course can also be combined with construction heater (CH-02-C) or propane fired kettle (RE-O) training for the issuance of two ROT categories.

Course Content

  • Acts and Regulations

  • Properties of Propane

  • Handling & Transporting Cylinders

  • Proper Cylinder Storage

  • Safe Use and Installation of Torches

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • WHMIS & TDG

 

Propane Kettles & Torches
TSSA: RE-O & CH-01-T

Course Details

This course teaches how to safely use propane fired kettles and hot tar or bitumen roadtankers. It also includes vapour and liquid torches of any BTUH. It is intended for roofers, road crews, construction, and industrial workers. The course is also used as a base for those operating steamers or hot boxes.

Length of Course: 4 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Validity: 3 Years

Regulatory References:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Act

  • CSA-B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code

  • CSA-B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

  • WHMIS

Course Content

  • Acts and Regulations

  • Properties of Propane

  • Propane Cylinders and Storage

  • Mobile Tanks

  • Safe Use of Burners and Torches

  • Installation of Burners and Torches

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • WHMIS & TDG

Note:

This course also includes vapour and liquid torches of any BTUH in Ontario.