Propane Handling

Course Overview

Ontario Regulations under the Energy Act require that anyone who handles propane or propane fueled equipment must be the holder of a certificate or be in possession of an accepted Record of Training (ROT).


  • 3 hours on site training and instruction.

Course Topics

Characteristics of Propane

  • What is Propane / Properties of propane
  • Toxicity /Odor / Density
  • Flammability Range
  • Expansion ratio
  • Temperatures and pressures
  • Solvency of hydrocarbons
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid Measures / Frostbite
  • Sources of Ignition
  • Performing Leak Tests

Propane Cylinders

  • Liquid Propane Systems
  • Vapor Propane Systems
  • Fixed Tube Liquid Level Gauge
  • Pressure Relief Valve
  • Liquid Service Valve
  • Fill Valve
  • Float or Fuel Gauge
  • Cylinder Collar
  • Base or Foot Ring
  • Inspecting a Cylinder

Cylinder Storage, Handling & Transporting

  • Procedures for changing a cylinder
  • Handling Propane Cylinders
  • Storing propane - requirements
  • Receiving Policy
  • Transporting Propane
  • Adherence to procedures

A sample of a Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.) is also included, and is used as a summary to the propane training program. This program meets or exceeds the training requirements under the Energy Act, and is accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.

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