Safety

Everyone Goes Home Safe!

Safety at our facility is paramount.  There are number of products, that if handled improperly, can lead to serious incidents for our staff and customers. We ask that you obey our safety rules posted at the front gate of the Facility. These rules ensure that everyone goes home safely. Segregate any hazardous or toxic material from your load and inform the scale attendant of these items to ensure they are disposed of properly. 

Safety Tip for the Handling & Disposal of Propane Tanks

The following information is provided by the Canadian Propane Association.

Propane Cylinders

  • Propane tanks must be equipped with a pressure relief valve that opens and closes to prevent excessive internal pressure due to abnormal conditions.
  • The 2007 edition of the Propane Storage and Handling Code introduced a new requirement that cylinders, of 40lbs propane capacity and less be equipped with an Overfill Protection Device (OPD). The OPD is certified as a secondary device and is meant as a back stop device in case the attendant accidently tries to overfill the cylinder.
  • Marks are stamped onto the collar of cylinders identifying the original date of manufacture and any subsequent re-testing dates. 
  • Cylinders must be inspected and requalified every 10 years – it is against the law to fill an outdated cylinder. The disposal or re-qualification of a cylinder must be done by organizations that have the appropriate equipment, training and certification to do so, and which have been certified by Transport Canada to do the work.
    • To find a re-qualifier in your area, go to the Transport Canada website. (Note: Select the "External Visual" cylinder re-qualification method (for propane cylinders).
  • Never throw your propane cylinder in the garbage. To dispose of your old cylinder, drop it off at a municipal transfer station or depot that accepts propane cylinders. Your propane supplier may also accept cylinders for disposal. 
  • Personnel are required by law to have a record of training (ROT) to fill propane tanks and cylinders (transfer propane from one container to another).