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BBQ Safety Checklist

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BBQ Safety Checklist

If you’re planning to host a barbecue this summer, there are many things you’ll need to take care of in order to ensure that your event goes smoothly and safely and that your guests have a great time.

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Everyone loves a BBQ on a warm summer’s evening but we need to think about safety to avoid injuries, damage to property and accidents.

If you have a gas BBQ we have a Gas BBQ Safety Checklist

BBQ Safety Checklist

Ensure BBQ goes smoothly and safely
Check State of Repair of BBQ

Check nothing is broken. Is your BBQ safe?

Suitable Site

Level, sheltered and away from people and combustible material.

BBQ Cleanliness

Build up of old fat can be a fire hazard as well as a health hazard.

Fire extinguisher / Fire Blanket

Be prepared for emergency situations.

Bucket of water / Garden Hose Nearby

Have water close by and easy accessible.

Keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies.

First Aid Kit

Be prepared for burns.


Protect your clothes and skin from splashes.

Heat-resistant Barbecue Gloves

Protect your hands from heat and flames.

Meat fats can cause flames.

Meat Thermometer

Make sure your meat is cooked the whole way through to help avoid food poisoning.

Adequate Lighting

Make sure you can see what is happening.

Prep Area

Raw and Cooked Foods.

Clean Hands

Cleaning hands method to wipe hands of raw juices.

Anti-bacterial Wipes

Clean surfaces of raw meat and fish juices.

Well ventilated Area

Remember Carbon Monoxide

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