Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Propane

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Course Overview:

This course has been designed for individuals who offer propane for transport, who transport propane, or direct others to either transport or offer for transport propane and other LPG’s that fall under the UN Dangerous Goods number 1075 or 1978. 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 and Propane Safety

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; emergency preparedness.

• The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

Includes instruction on training and training certification requirements as well as definitions used in the Act and Regulations.

• Transporting Cylinders

Includes instruction on cylinder standards, transporting cylinders in both open and closed vehicles and the specific requirements to qualify for exemptions to the regulations.

• TDG Classification and Documentation

Includes instruction on the classification of propane and LPG’s; the United Nations Identification Numbers for propane and other LPG’s; ERAP requirements; documentation requirements including information to be placed on shipping documents and the responsibilities of the various parities involved in documentation.

• Labels, Placards and Product Identification Numbers

Includes instruction on the requirements of labels and placards; design specifications of labels and placards; the requirements of the Consignor in respect to labels and placards.

• Safety Requirements and Standards

Includes instruction on prevention of the release of dangerous goods; prohibition of overfilling containers; standards for cylinders and tanks; loading and securement of dangerous goods; incident reporting requirements.

Regulatory References:

This course has been designed to satisfy regulatory requirements of the most current CAN/CSA-B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code; the TDG Act 1992; and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations up to and including SOR/2008-34 (Amendment 6). 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.

Certification Requirements:

The student must successfully complete a written exam provided by a P∙T∙I certified Trainer. A temporary Record of Training will be issued to the student by the P∙T∙I certified Trainer valid for ninety days. The Propane Training Institute will issue a Record of Training (ROT) certificate certifying successful completion of the course. P∙T∙I certification is valid for three years from the date of training.
Please note that the employer must issue a wallet-sized training certificate to the employee after successful completion of training. The certificate issued to the employee must satisfy requirements of the TDG Regulations as illustrated in this course.

Course Duration:

Classroom instruction of this course will take approximately three to four hours. In addition, it will take less than one hour to complete the written exam. The cost includes the student manual and Record of Training certificate.

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