Safe Operation of Gas BBQs
Outdoor cooking is often the most enjoyable experience, although it comes with normal safety risks which should not be ignored. Some basic safety steps should be taken to ensure risk free usage of gas BBQs and thus also a pleasant cooking experience.
With many people around while barbequing injuries are always possible. Avoid unnecessary damage to property and injuries to people by following the basic safe operation guidelines when working with gas BBQs.
Always check the equipment for any damage or possible leaks before operation. Gas BBQs should be placed on solid flat surfaces clear from overhanging branches and any type of flammable objects. Don’t allow children to play around the barbeque while preparing the food. Select an area in the garden where the children can safely play and can be watched. Allocate it as the playing area ensuring that children won’t run around the barbeque system and risk burns. Don’t ever leave the barbeque system unattended while it is in operation. Keep a bucket of sand and a buck of water nearby for unforeseen emergencies. Don’t ever move the barbeque system around while it is operated or still hot.
Before changing the gas cylinder of the barbeque unit close the tap. Make sure there is no leakage. It is should always be done in a well ventilated area to prevent gas build-up and illness because of inhalation. You can take a bit of soapy water and brush the joints to check for bubble appearance. Should there be bubbles it will indicate a leak. Tighten the joints but not too tight. Repeat the process. Always turn off all controls only after you have turned off the gas cylinder. This will ensure that any gas left in the pipes will also be used. View our comprehensive range of gas BBQs and contact us for assistance regarding safe operation of the units.