In order to install, light, move, re-light, or disconnect a heater of either propane or natural gas, you must have one of these qualifications:
- be a licensed gas
- be a holder of a valid
CH-O2 Record of Training (RoT)
A RoT is available to employees of construction
companies by taking a one day training course in the proper and safe
handling of the fuel in question. There are three common types of
- Natural gas only
- Propane only
- Combined propane and
The holder of a natural gas certificate is NOT qualified
on propane equipment. Likewise, the holder of a propane certificate is NOT
qualified for natural gas equipment.
Some subjects covered in the training course include:
- Heater Types & Job
- Safe Handling of Fuel
- Hazards & Properties
- Best Practices
- Emergency Preparedness
- Equipment Design and
Safety Features, and much more!
The CH-O2 training course is valid for temporary
equipment up to 400,000 BTUs/hr. If equipment is larger than 400,000 BTUs,
then it must be installed and handled by a licensed gas technician. The RoT
holder cannot install or move any equipment greater than 400,000 BTUs.
Note: A RoT holder cannot be expected to be
familiar with every piece of equipment available. It is the
responsibility of both the RoT holder AND the equipment rental company
to ensure that the RoT holder is instructed on the proper and safe
operation of any natural gas equipment in use on site.
Once the natural gas RoT has been taken, the RoT is
valid for three years from that date. After expiry, the course should be
re-taken in order to have the RoT certificate renewed.
RoT training sessions are available from private safety
training organizations and local rental companies. Check with your local rental company for more information on RoT training sessions.
IMPORTANT NOTE – The RoT training does NOT
qualify a person to install or light permanent heating equipment no matter
what size or location. All installation of permanent HVAC equipment
must be done by a licensed gas technician only.