There is nothing like a summer barbeque (BBQ). However, to make sure you keep yourselves and your neighbours safe, please follow these top BBQ tips
- BBQs on balconies are a major fire risk and therefore not allowed. You must only use them outside your home.
- Position your BBQ on level ground, well away from trees, fences, sheds or other structures.
- Use firelighters to get your BBQ going – never use petrol, paraffin or any flammable liquids.
- Keep a close eye on children (little ones can all too easily trip and fall, while older children might hurt themselves trying to help), and also pets, which can get under your feet and cause accidents.
- If you’re cooking, keep alcohol drinks to a minimum – or ideally keep off alcohol altogether.
Did you know?
BBQs can stay hot for hours, so be really careful moving them. They also give off carbon monoxide fumes for several hours after they go out, so don't bring them indoors with you.
Want to know more?
To find out more about how to protect against fires caused by BBQ's please view BBQ Safety, published by the London Fire Brigade, to help you stay BBQ safe at home please here.