What you should know about Propane Radiant Heaters
- NEVER use flammable substance, such as aerosol sprays or liquids having flammable vapours, in spaces with radiant heaters
- NEVER place combustible objects, such as clothing or paper, or stand or sit within 1.37m (4’6″) or radiant heaters.
- NEVER move or tamper with radiant heaters; only qualified persons should light or adjust these heaters
- NEVER close tent flaps. Proper ventilation is required to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
- ALWAYS tell a supervisor if you observe unsafe conditions such as an unlevel or unsecured propane tank, the use of hairsprays or paints in the space, or a faulty or improperly functioning heater.
KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) POISONING
- loss of consciousness
If you or anyone else is experiencing signs or symptoms of CO Poisoning
- Evacuate the space immediately
- Inform supervisor
- DO NOT RE-ENTER the space until it has been declared safe
As part of our Propane Safety Awareness Campaign, Actsafe created a sign to help workers recognize the hazards of propane radiant heaters in lunch and holding tents.