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Stay safe during the BBQ season

SUMMER’S here – and whatever the weather, us Brits love our barbeques!

A great excuse for a spot of alfresco dining with family and friends, the popular social gathering offers the chance for the fellas to show off their grill skills, the ladies to rustle up a tasty summer punch and the kids to have endless fun.

Sadly, some BBQ bashes are spoiled through accidents that occur in the garden each year, with hundreds of people being burnt or scalded during
an accident involving a barbecue.

However, planning ahead and following some simple safety tips will ensure you BBQ is fun-filled and not a flaming failure.

  • Keep your barbecues away from flammable garden furniture such as wooden or plastic chairs.
  • Move your barbecue away from sheds, fences, overhanging branches and foliage and never light it in an enclosed space.
  • Never leave a barbecue unattended.
  • Never let children too close to the barbecue.
  • Use only recognised firelighters or starter fuels on charcoal barbecues.
  • If you’re a gas barbecue user, ensure the tap is off before changing the cylinder.
  • When choosing a barbecue, stability is essential - ensure the one you choose is strong and sturdy
  • Check your barbecue is in good condition (particularly if you have not used it for some time) and look for loose or damaged parts that may need adjustment or repair,

To protect you, family and your home, it is advisable to have working fire alarms in your property and to generally fire-safety savvy.

Safe Local Trades currently has an expert member in this area, Bourne-based M-Fire Ltd - a family run business with 25 years’ experience in Fire Safety, Fire Extinguishers and Fire Training & Consultancy.

Visit their member profile to find out more.




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