PERC Expands Educational Offerings with New Courses

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) marked 2023 as a year of substantial growth in its educational initiatives, introducing new courses and resources to The Learning Center. This expansion aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of industry professionals, ensuring the safety of employees and customers while promoting the efficient operation of propane-related businesses.

New Courses and Resources:

1. Lighting Appliance Pilots: Large Commercial & Industrial Module
2. Gas Appliance Startup Program
3. Conducting Gas System Performance Testing Program
4. Purging Gas Piping Systems Program
5. Conducting a New System Interior Site Assessment Program
6. Regulator Operations: Large Commercial & Industrial Module
7. Propane Emergencies: Propane Operations Course
8. Propane Emergencies: Propane Operations Accompanying Hands-On Course
9. Propane Autogas Vehicle Inspection Program
10. Propane Container Sizing and Selection Module
11. Determine Total Connected BTU Load Program
12. Installing Propane Containers Program
13. Propane Mower Safety Guide
14. Sizing and Selecting Propane Vaporizers Module

These additions to The Learning Center showcased PERC’s commitment to addressing diverse aspects of propane-related operations, from system assessment to emergency response and safety measures.

Safety Sheet Release:

In addition to the new courses, PERC released a new safety sheet titled “Propane Safety on a Construction Site.” This resource is designed to be shared with construction customers, emphasizing the importance of adhering to safety protocols when using propane equipment on job sites. The safety sheet reflects PERC’s dedication to not only educating industry professionals but also extending its commitment to end-users for safe propane handling practices.

Technological Advancements:

PERC has also demonstrated its commitment to modern education methodologies with the launch of the new Learning Center App in March. This app provides users with convenient access to educational materials, allowing for flexible learning experiences. Furthermore, the navigation of The Learning Center was updated in August for improved user experience.

Continued Safety Outreach:

In addition to its educational initiatives, PERC continues to engage with the industry through Safety Minute Videos, sharing timely and important safety reminders. These videos serve as a valuable resource for industry professionals, reinforcing best practices and promoting a culture of safety within the propane community.

The Propane Education & Research Council’s expansion of educational offerings in 2023 underscores its dedication to fostering a safe and efficient propane industry. The addition of 15 new courses, the release of a crucial safety sheet, and advancements in technological platforms reflect PERC’s commitment to providing comprehensive education to industry professionals. As businesses evolve, these educational resources will play a vital role in ensuring that employees have the necessary knowledge to navigate the propane landscape safely and effectively.

The information in this article was provided by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). For more details about PERC’s educational initiatives and resources, please visit PERC’s official website.

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