BBQ & Grill Safety Tips

BBQ & Grill Safety Tips

Barbeque season is just around the corner here in Florida! With that being said, we wanted to give you some tips on how to safely use a grill so your barbeque season will be the best one yet.

BBQ & Grill Safety Tips

Propane Grills

  • Never store a propane tank near a heat source, or the grill. Leaving the tank near a heat source is a risk for an explosion.
  • Completely turn your grill off when you are done using it. This will also help prevent an explosion.
  • Always make sure the propane connections are secure before turning on the gas. The most dangerous part of BBQ season is the beginning, because people forget to make sure that the connections are secure.

Charcoal Grills

  • Never, EVER use a grill indoors. CO2 is colorless and odorless, and it would be too late before you even notice the danger.
  • Let the lighter fluid soak into the coal, to allow the explosive vapors to dissipate.
  • Be careful to not spill lighter fluid on yourself, so when you stand by the grill you don’t catch on fire.

Electric Grills

  • Keep all lighter fluids and combustible materials away from the grill.
  • Make sure to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If using an extension cord, make sure the cord can take the amperage of the grill, and out of the way to avoid trip hazards.

For even more safety guidelines be sure to check out the latest from the Florida Health Department.

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