Gas BBQ Checklist
Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to take your meals outside for that al fresco living.
Nothing screams a perfect summer like a big barbecue with friends and family. But has your gas BBQ been packed away all winter and just been uncovered for your first event?
This gas BBQ Checklist has everything you need to make your party enjoyable as well as safe.
Gas BBQ Checklist
Check General Safety
Anything broken, burner holes clear, and all the parts present and in working order.
Grease and fat buildup can cause flare-ups.
Not just a fire hazard but also think digestion issues.
Correct Gas and Levels
There are two types of LPG (Liqueified Petroleum Gas) – Butane and Propane.
You dont want to run out. Make sure the gas taps are turned off before changing the bottle and you do this in open air.
Check stablity before you light it.
Set up your barbecue on flat ground so the BBQ won’t topple over.
Place away from anything flamable. Keep away from the house and other buildings, not underneath tree branches.
Check what is underneath for anything that can catch fire, including dry grass and wooden decking, that might be a fire hazard.
Keep Children Away
Move any games away from the BBQ area.
Don't Put Too Much Food On
Don’t pile up too much food, especially fatty foods.The fat dripping down can cause a flare-up.
Also you want to make sure everything is cooked well so avoiding food poisoning.
Never Leave Unattended
Things can get out of control very quickly. A flareup and fire but even worse inquisitive children trying to help.
Think heat proof gloves, aprons and be careful with loose clothing and hair.
Gas BBQ Goes Out
Flame goes out, wait at least five minutes before relighting. Gas can build up and that gas can cause a flash of flame if you relight too soon.
Tools and Utensils
Long handled spatula, tongs and fork to enable you to be at a safe distance from the heat.
Fire And Emergency
Fire extinguisher / Fire Blanket nearby to contain a fire quickly.
Fire Aid Kit