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BBQ Fire & Safety

If you are planning a BBQ please remember the following BBQ Safety Tips

  • Gas and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • Place BBQ well away from the home, decking rails and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets away from the BBQ area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat build up.
  • Never leave the BBQ unattended
  • Always ensure your BBQ lid is open before lighting it
  • If there is an Emergency remember stay calm and ring 999 or 112

Charcoal BBQ’s

There are several ways to get your charcoal ready to use

  • If you use starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquid to the fire
  • Keep Charcoal fluid out of reach of children and away from the heat source
  • When you are finished leave the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container

Gas BBQ’s

  • Check the gas tank, hose and valves for leaks before using it for the first time each year by carrying out the soapy bubble water test.
  • Check the integrity of the hose and tank
  • It is good practice to replace the hose and regulator every 5 years
  • Always keep the gas tank upright
  • Turn off the gas at the tank when you have finished cooking