Course Outline

Training for individuals who use propane powered construction heaters (up to 400,000 BTUH) and hand-held torches.

Students who only require instruction on the safe use of hand-held torches may take P∙T∙I’s 400-08 – Propane Torches course instead of this course.
The student may attend an instructor-led training course or, upon the direction of a P∙T∙I certified Trainer, study the course manual and attend a specialized review session and demonstration of correct procedures by a P∙T∙I certified Trainer.

In either case, the certification requirements listed below must be achieved in order to successfully complete the course.

Key Learning Objectives

The student will gain knowledge in the following key areas:

Product Knowledge

Includes instruction on the properties and characteristics of propane; personal protective
equipment required; preventative measures and first aid tips specific to propane;
understanding sources of ignition and testing for leaks.

Propane Cylinders

Students will gain an understanding of the various types and sizes of propane cylinders;
receiving and storage of cylinders at the construction site; transporting cylinders around
the construction site; regulatory requirements of cylinder use.

Construction Heaters and Equipment

Includes instruction on the roles and responsibilities of construction heater users and
rental companies; types of construction heaters; rules of the safe use of construction
heaters; electrical requirements, combustion, and ventilation; propane torches; hoses,
fittings and regulators.

Regulatory References

This course has been designed to satisfy regulatory requirements of the most current
CAN/CSA-B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code and the CAN/CSA-B149.2
Propane Storage and Handling Code.
While this course has been written to satisfy national
requirements, the P∙T∙I certified Trainer will also ensure that the student is aware of any
additional requirements as outlined by the authorities in their jurisdiction.
This course satisfies national and provincial regulatory requirements including CH-02 ROT
requirements in Ontario.

Certification Requirements

The student must successfully complete both a written and practical hands-on exam
provided by a P∙T∙I certified Trainer. P∙T∙I certification is valid for three years from the date of

Course Duration

  • 4 hours
  • Demonstration of correct procedures
  • Written exam and practical hands-on exam