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BBQ Safety

Barbecue Safety

Got the BBQ out and enjoying the sun? Don’t be careless and ruin the fun!

Barbecues have to be one of the best ways of celebrating the good weather and socialising; and when it’s sunny barbecues are never too far away. Make sure you stay safe this summer time... Look when you cook!

  • Never leave a barbecue unattended
  • Make sure your barbecue is well away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs or garden waste
  • Only light a barbecue with recognised fuels NOT petrol or white spirit
  • Always keep water nearby
  • Enjoy yourself, but don’t drink too much if you are in charge of a barbecue


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