Barbecues safety advice
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Never leave a barbecue unattended.
- Only use flammable liquids which are recommended for this task.
- Keep your barbecue a safe distance from fences, sheds, bushes and anything else which may catch fire.
- Ensure the barbecue is on a flat surface.
- Don't take barbecues – especially disposable ones – onto moors, woodland or near undergrowth.
- Have a container of water on hand to douse flames.
- Don't wear loose clothing.
- Keep pets away from a lit barbecue, they could knock it over.
- Make sure the barbecue is fully extinguished after use. Leave embers to cool down overnight before disposal.
Be Carbon Monoxide Aware
Never use fuel-burning devices (e.g. disposable barbecues, camping stoves, camping heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills) inside a tent.
Using these indoors can cause Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.
They give off fumes for hours and hours after you have used them - levels high enough to result in CO poisoning.
To avoid hazardous CO exposures, fuel-burning equipment should never be used inside a tent, camper, or other enclosed shelter.
Fuel-burning equipment can include:
- camping stoves
- camping heaters
- charcoal grills
- disposable barbecues
Opening tent flaps, doors, or windows is insufficient to prevent build-up of CO concentrations from these devices. Also, when using fuel-burning devices outdoors, the exhaust should not vent into enclosed shelters.