BBQ Safety is crucial whether you’re a letting agent or tenant. Should you have supplied your tenants with a BBQ or you just simply want to advise your tenants on how to keep safe when organising a BBQ, we’ve put together this blog with advice courtesy of Gas Safe Register.
Checking Your BBQ
- Check your BBQ before using it, ensuring all hoses are attached.
- If the gas cylinder needs changing, make sure all gas taps are turned off and it is done in the open air.
- Be careful not to over-tighten joints.
- When the BBQ has finished, make sure the gas cylinders have been turned of before the BBQ controls. This will ensure all gas is used up.
- The gas stove, light or heater should always be left outside.
- The manufacturers booklet must always be consulted for further advice on how to check for gas escapes such as brushing leak detection solution around all joints of the BBQ and looking for bubbles.
Cooking On A BBQ
- When cooking on a BBQ avoid taking it into a tent, caravan or cabin, especially if it’s smoldering or lit.
- Make sure you can always see a lit BBQ.
- Leave enough cooking room between your tenant, caravan or cabin. Fresh air is vital when cooking on a BBQ.
- Operate the BBQ according to the manufacturers guide.
- Be aware of CO poisoning – headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapse and loss of consciousness.