With the hot weather set to continue along with the light evenings, the barbecue season is definitely here. While this can be a great occasion for spending time with your family and friends, take care to avoid any accidents and reduce your fire risks.
Below are tips to help you enjoy your barbecues safely this summer.
- Barbecue at least 10 feet away from your (or your neighbour’s) park home or holiday lodge
- Ensure children and pets are kept away from the cooking area
- Keep the barbecue on a flat surface
- Keep a watering can, fire extinguisher or sand close by
- Use long tools to barbecue in order to keep hands and clothes away
- Check for any cracks on the hose attached to the cylinder of a gas barbecue
- Dispose of ash carefully and after it has fully cooled
- Ensure the barbecue has cooled down before moving it
- Check the rules of your holiday park or residential park
- Leave the barbecue unattended
- Barbecue indoors
- Use a barbecue inside any structure that could catch fire i.e. a gazebo or tent
- Ignite the barbecue’s fire with petrol or lighter fuel squeezed from a bottle
- Overload your grill with food – too much fat dripping onto the flames can cause a flare-up
- Turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed as it can cause gas to build up inside your grill
- Drink too much alcohol – keep a clear head if you’re in charge of barbecuing
If you are unsure of what cover you have in place for fire risks, please check your insurance policy document or give us a call.
Keep these tips in mind, be safe and enjoy barbecuing this summer.