Directive: Requirements for vented and ventless temporary portable/construction heaters

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Technologies

Technologies
Reference number
D-G5 070215 3
Revision Number
Revision 2

This directive clarifies requirements for the use and operation of temporary portable/construction gas heaters and the qualification of individuals required to install this type of equipment.

Specific details

Companies that maintain and lease out or rent out temporary portable/construction gas heaters must hold an appropriate operating permit as detailed under section 28 of the Gas Safety Regulation (GSR). Rental heater companies must comply with GSR Schedule sections 4 and 5 in addition to the associated requirements of CSA B149.1, Natural gas and propane installation code.

Ventless temporary portable/construction gas heaters bearing a current temporary heater decal as required under section 31 (2) of the GSR connected to a propane cylinder do not require installation permits or installation by a qualified person as stated in section 5 of the GSR Schedule. Temporary portable/construction gas heaters compliant with GSR section 31 (2) satisfy any additional requirements under section 26 (2) (d) of the GSR only for those types of heaters.

When portable temporary/construction heaters are connected to a propane tank or onsite piping system, a Temporary Heat Installation Permit must be obtained and the work must be performed by a qualified person as stated in section 5 of the GSR Schedule.

Temporary gas heating equipment certified for indoor use with venting attached must be connected to a venting system, vented to the outside and installed by a qualified individual in accordance with sections 6 and 7 of the GSR. An appropriate installation permit is required for temporary heaters connected to a venting system as detailed in section 17 of the Safety Standards General Regulation.

 

David Gionet
Provincial Safety Manager

References:
Gas Safety Regulation
Safety Standards General Regulation
CSA B149.1, Natural gas and propane installation code

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