Fuel Safety

Fuel Safety : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Fuel Safety


Fuel Safety Section

The Fuel Safety Section ensures that all fuel installations using propane, natural gas, fuel oil, or landfill and digester gas are performed in accordance with nationally accepted safety Codes and standards.

In addition, Fuel Safety staff enforce the requirements of the Fuel Safety Regulations and ensure that only properly trained and certified individuals perform work on these systems.

Fuel Safety staff review plans and information submitted for Fuel Safety permits and using the permit database, perform random audit inspections to ensure Code and Regulation compliance.


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Safety Notifications

Safety Alert: imminent danger to a safety issue, that if not addressed will likely lead to health and safety consequences.

Safety Bulletin: non-imminent danger practices or procedures, which may have a level of safety risk if not addressed as soon as possible.

Safety Directive: an interpretation or application of the act, regulations or standards of the regulation, which require action. A Directive is legally binding and must be followed by the affected stakeholder.

Safety Notice: informative, non urgent, proactive communication on safety issue.


Application Forms for Permits & Licensing


Key Safety Reminders


Approved Training Programs


Domestic Oil Tanks



The Chief Inspector of Fuel Safety is:
Paul Fowler
Phone: 902-424-5400
Toll-free (within Nova Scotia): 1-800-952-2687
Fax: 902-428-8770
Email: Paul.Fowler@novascotia.ca