Safe Temporary Propane Heat

Many construction sites use temporary heating to allow work to continue through Alberta’s cold winters. A common type of temporary heating system uses propane to fuel heaters.

Propane is a widely-used fuel, and it is a safe fuel as long as it is handled properly. However, over the years, some of the Safety Codes Council’s partners and stakeholders have noticed that temporary propane heating systems in residential construction sites sometimes do not meet safety requirements.

Ordering Quick Reference Cards

The Council has produced quick reference cards, designed for use on site, which are available upon request. For more information on how to obtain these cards, email

The same information is available via a downloadable pamphlet.

Download the Safe Temporary Heat Pamphlet