Monday, 2 July 2012

Barbecue fire safety guide

Summertime is the best time to spend a relaxing time with family and friends, even at home. So, when the sun is shining, get your barbecue out in the garden and have fun! But before anything else make sure you know these fire safety guides.

• Keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies.
• Never use the barbecue indoors.
• Always set your barbecue up a good distance away from sheds, fences, trees, and shrubs, so they don’t catch fire.
• Never leave a barbecue unattended.
• Only use enough charcoal to cover the base of the barbecue. Normally around 5cm deep and don’t be tempted to fill it any higher.
• Keep children pets, garden furniture and toys away from cooking area.
• After cooking, make sure the barbecue has cooled before you move it.
• When you are cooking with a gas barbecue, make sure you turned the gas supply off first, then the barbecue control. This will then stop any gas from leaking.
• Change barbecue gas cylinder outdoors or in a well -ventilated area.
• Never store gas cylinder under indoor stairs as they could explode and blocked your escape during a house fire, instead store gas cylinder outside, away from sunlight and frost o a level, well drained surface.

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