BBQ Safety in the Summer

As we enter the warmer parts of the British year, and the COVID 19 guidance has advised that we can have 6 others from different households in our gardens, we can expect an increase of BBQ’s, with the slight possibility of the addition of alcohol.

It’s important to be conscious of your surroundings when hosting a BBQ and keeping any flammables away from the BBQ to ensure you don’t burn more than just the food!

Accidents can always happen, which is why it is wise to keep a bucket of water or a hose pipe nearby the BBQ to lower the risk of the BBQ getting out of control and causing more hassle than a slightly charred burger.

Once you’ve finished your food, it’s easy to relax a little more with a full stomach, but don’t leave the BBQ to burn out on its own, leaving it unattended, and if you extinguish it, don’t put the ashes into a wheelie bin or black bag, as the hot ashes can still cause the plastic to melt.

Understandably it’s an exciting time to be able to spend more time with your loved ones after this time apart, but keep yourself safe from fire hazards and possible fires.

BBQ safety picture - depicting fire on a BBQ

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