- When buying a barbecue, select one that bears the CSA or ULC label. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and if needed, have it repaired by a trained professional
- Use barbecues away from your vehicle, deck rails, dry vegetation, twigs, dried leaves and combustibles such as paper plates, napkins, tableclothes
- Trim tree limbs near barbecues to prevent the spread of fire from flare ups of fuel or grease Kep the bar
- Always have a fire extinguisher, baking soda and water availalbe to put out an accidential fire
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when fitting the gas cylinder to the barbecue
- After connecting the gas suppy hose to the barbecue, open the propane cylinder or natural gas supply valve. Check for gas leaks by applying a soapy solution over the connections and hose. Bubbles will form if there is a leak
- If a leak or fire occurs, turn off gas supply valve immediately
- Always light the match before turning on the gas to prevent an excessive gas buildup.
- Avoid a fire or explosion – never light a gas barbecue that has a leaking hose, a leaking connection or with the barbecue lidclosed
- Prevent grease from dripping onto the hoses or cylincer – grease buildup is a fire hazard
- Turn off all valves when the barbecue is not in use
- Use only an approved fire-starter fluid designed for barbecue grills. DO NOT USE GASOLINE.
- Prevent fire hazards by keeping the barbecuing area free of twigs, dried leaves and other combustibles
- Before disposing of charcoal ash, ensure it is thoroughly extinguished. Live coals and hot embers can start a fire