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Stay Safe with your BBQ!

by The Heat-Tek Team on June 9, 2015 No comments

BBQ Safety.

To keep you and your family safe this Summer, why not follow Gas Safes Top Tips for BBQ safety.

Never take a smouldering or lit BBQ into a tent, caravan or cabin. Even if you have finished cooking your BBQ should remain outside as it will still give off fumes for some hours after use
Never use a BBQ inside to keep you warm
Never leave a lit BBQ unattended or while sleeping
Place your cooking area well away from your tent. Always ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air in the area where the BBQ is being used
Only use your BBQ in accordance with the operating instructions
Remember the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

If you’re using a gas BBQ or gas camping equipment follow these extra tips to help you stay safe:

Check that the appliance is in good order, undamaged and that hoses are properly attached and undamaged. If in doubt get the hoses replaced or don’t use it
Make sure the gas taps are turned off before changing the gas cylinder and do it in the open air
Don’t over-tighten joints
When you have finished cooking, turn off the gas cylinder before you turn off the BBQ controls – this means any gas in the pipeline will be used up
Read the manufacturer’s instructions about how to check for gas escapes from hoses or pipework, e.g. brushing leak detection solution around all joints and looking for bubbles
Never take a gas stove, light or heater into a tent, caravan or cabin.
Take care this summer and don’t put yourself or your family at risk.


The Heat-Tek TeamStay Safe with your BBQ!