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BBQ safely this summer


Whether cooking with coal, gas or a disposable grill please follow the safety tips below.

Each year a significant number of people are injured and property damaged due to BBQs.

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Set up your BBQ on a flat surface outside and make sure the BBQ is steady. Don’t place inside your property or on any balcony.
  • Make sure it’s in the open air with space around it. Don’t place the BBQ anywhere near sheds, fences or your property.
  • Make sure you have a hose and a bucket of water or sand in case the BBQ gets out of control. Don’t put pans of hot oil on a BBQ.
  • If you’re using charcoal, just use firelighters or kindling to get it going. Don’t use petrol or lighter fluid to light it or revive it.
  • Keep an eye on the BBQ and don’t leave it for others to interfere with it. Don’t allow children or pets around the BBQ.
  • When you’re finished, let coals cool down overnight in the open air before you dispose of them the following day . Don’t be tempted to put the coals in the bin on the day of the BBQ, as these can cause a fire
  • Never take the BBQ indoors or even inside a shed or garage. The gases and fumes given off are very poisonous, and can be life-threatening.

REMEMBER in the event of a fire phone 999