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This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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To use propane and butane appliances safely:

  • Use only those appliances that are designed for marine use.
  • Make sure your appliances are installed by a qualified technician and according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have a qualified technician perform all maintenance and repairs.
  • Use appliances in well-ventilated areas only.
  • Keep gas cylinders and tanks in a well-ventilated area. Secure them so that they don’t move.
  • Secure portable appliances and heaters to avoid shifting that could result in leaks.
  • Pay close attention while you are using an open-flame heating, cooking, or refrigeration system.