Filling Forklift Cylinders
By Volume

B149.2 5.2.1 REQUIRED TRAINING — “Propane shall only be transferred from one container to another by a person who is the holder of a certificate recognized by the authority Having Jurisdiction”

In British Columbia, Technical Safety BC states; “All persons engaged in dispensing propane, must have a certificate of qualification for the purpose of dispensing propane including the filling of propane cylinders and propane tanks recognized by the Gas Provincial Safety Manager.

TeamWorks Solutions is recognized by Technical Safety BC for all of its Propane course offerings.

This course has been designed for individuals who fill carburetion cylinders used on forklifts and other off-road vehicles using the volume method of filling.


Maximum 10 students per class


4 Hours


Participants will be instructed in accordance to CSA B149.2 Code, Technical Safety BC, Transport Canada and WorkSafe BC regulations and guidelines.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have; developed a comprehensive understanding of the topics listed below, participated in group discussions and exercises and participated in a demonstration in the safe handling and use of propane.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Product knowledge
  • Characteristics
  • Federal and Provincial Legislation
  • Employer, supervisor and worker responsibilities
  • Propane plant filling equipment
  • Storage and securement
  • Filling forklift cylinders by volume
  • Cylinder inspection
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
  • Safe handling procedures

The student must successfully complete both a written and practical hands-on exam administered by our certified trainer. A temporary Record of Training Certificate (ROT) will be issued immediately upon conclusion of the course and is valid for 90 days. A permanent Record of Training Certificate (ROT) will be issued within this time period. All training certificates for propane dispensing are valid for 3 years.


– CAN/CSA-B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code, and WHMIS regulations
– Transport Canada TDG Act and Regulations

– Technical Safety BC
– WorkSafe BC applicable Regulations, Policies and Guidelines


WorkSafe BC recognizes Supervisors are responsible to ensure all workers are;
• Adequately trained and certified
• Provide direct supervision and correct unsafe acts/conditions
• Wear appropriate PPE
• Maintain health & safety standards

WorkSafe BC requires all personnel to follow rules and regulations by the authority in BC and to be adequately trained and provide proof of training issued by a qualified instructor.

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