Safety tips for cooking on a BBQ

Everyone loves a BBQ, but as fun as they might be there are always risks involved. Statistics found that 1,800 people are rushed to A&E each year because of BBQ related issues.

Here are some top tips to help you keep safe whilst using your BBQ…

  • Never light a BBQ in an enclosed space.
  • Choose a stable and well-built BBQ.
  • Check that there is no damage or rust on your BBQ.
  • Make sure that your BBQ is positioned away from sheds, fences and trees.
  • Never pour petrol or other accelerants onto your BBQ.
  • Use good quality utensils for flipping your burgers!
  • Keep children away from the BBQ.
  • Make sure that the BBQ has fully cooled before leaving it.
  • Take care when disposing of BBQ coals.

Food hygiene is also important to consider, check out this guide for more information.

Remember, BBQ’s should only be used by responsible adults in a controlled environment. Make sure you follow these tips and stay safe!