• 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

Gas barbecues

  • 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

Charcoal barbecues

  • 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