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Propane Training:
Kettles, Tarpots, Road Tankers & Torches


Program Description

Using propane kettles, tarpots, road tankers, and torches on the job site can pose safety risks. In Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) requires any worker operating a propane kettle, tarpot, road tanker and/or torch to have been trained on this equipment and to have received a Record of Training.

FSN's TSSA-approved program introduces students to propane kettle, tarpot, road tanker and torch safety, providing students with the knowledge and hands-on practice needed for their health and safety.

​Many students who take this program use these propane appliances for melting asphalt and road work.

This course offers the following topics:

  1. Acts & Regulations: Students receive an overview of the Acts and Regulations related to the handling and use of propane in Ontario, including the Ontario Fire Code, the Technical Standards and Safety Act, and the Propane Storage and Handling Code. The Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) and the role it plays in ensuring the safe handling of hazardous materials in the workplace as well as the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and the role it plays in ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous materials in Canada is also reviewed.

  2. ​Properties of Propane: Students learn about the properties of propane, including its chemical makeup, boiling point and flammability range. Furthermore, students learn about and discuss the potential hazards associated with propane, including the risk of fire, explosion, and asphyxiation.

  3. Handling & Transporting Cylinders: Students gain an understanding of best practices for handling propane cylinders, transporting them, how to secure them in a vehicle, and how to handle them when exchanging cylinders.

  4. Proper Cylinder Storage: Students learn and discuss the importance of proper cylinder storage, including the need for adequate ventilation and the need to store cylinders in an upright position. The risks associated with storing cylinders near sources of heat or flame is also discussed.

  5. Mobile Tanks: The course covers the safe use and handling of mobile tanks, including how to attach them to vehicles, how to monitor their levels, and how to properly shut them off when not in use.

  6. Safe Use of Burners and Torches: Students learn about the safe use of burners and vapour and liquid torches, including how to properly ignite them, how to adjust the flame, and how to shut them off when not in use.

  7. Installation of Burners and Torches: This topic covers the proper installation and maintenance of burners and torches, including the importance of following manufacturer's instructions and the need for regular inspections.

  8. Emergency Preparedness: This topic discusses the importance of being prepared for emergencies, including how to properly shut off gas and how to evacuate the area in the event of a gas leak or fire.


Upon successful completion of a written test and hands-on demonstration, students receive the following two Records of Training (ROT):

  • Propane Kettles, Tarpots, Roadtankers & Torches of Any BTUH
    (RE-O & CH-01-T)

​Regulatory References

FSN is an authorized training provider for 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


Course Length: 4 Hours

Certificate Validity: 3 Years

Only Need an Awareness Course?Click HERE for our ONLINE COURSE: Propane Handling and Exchange program.


We offer a standalone program for torches of any BTUH.

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