Rail Car Unloading

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”

The Propane Storage and Handling Code regulates the loading, and off-loading of propane from rail tanker cars.

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 Rail Car Unloading course has been designed for bulk plant employees who transfer propane from rail cars to bulk plant storage tanks


Maximum 6 students per class


8 Hours


Each Participant will be instructed in accordance to Technical BC standards, Transport Canada Regulations and CSA standards.

Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have; developed a comprehensive understand- ing of the topics listed below, participated in group discussions and exercises and observed a demonstration in the safe inspection and recertification of propane cylinders.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Propane Product Knowledge
  • Preventative measures and first aid
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Bulk Plant Operations
  • Storage Tank, Valves, Gauges, Compressor
  • Propane Rail Car Components
  • Propane Testing
  • Securing the Rail Car
  • Unloading a Rail Car
  • Preparing the Car for Departure

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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