Now that the clocks have sprung forward we’re officially into the good old British Summertime, and it’s that time of year when we all start thinking about dusting off the patio furniture and getting out the BBQ in the hope of some sunshine!
But knowing the good old British weather as we do, we often prepare our BBQ areas for every weather eventuality and set up under cover, in enclosed spaces or even bring the BBQ into tents, caravans or sheds if the weather is looking particularly changeable.
But, regardless of what type of BBQ your using, be that a gas, charcoal or disposable one they all carry the risk of producing poisonous carbon monoxide gas, which as you all know is not detectable by taste, sight or smell, but can overcome you and your guests in no time at all!
So, this year when you’re looking to dust of the old BBQ think of the following to guide you: –
- Firstly, before you start up, check that all is in good working order, that there has been no damage or corrosion to your BBQ whilst it’s been in storage over the winter months, paying particular attention to the hoses ensuring they’re still properly attached as well.
- Always make sure you set up in a fully ventilated area that is away from anything that could catch fire both during and after the operation of the BBQ.
- Remember that your BBQ can give off fumes for hours after it’s been used, so keep it outside in a ventilated area even after use.
- Never use your BBQ as a heat source, and don’t leave unattended whilst in use.