Grilling Safety Tips
Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a first time flipper, you know that firing up the grill during the summer is a real treat. But, we must all remember to grill safely, any time of year. Here are some simple grilling safety tips from Char-Broil to ensure that you and your family are safe. Remember, precautions, common sense and planning will prevent injuries. Below are a just a few basic safety guides when grilling. Be sure to download the attached PDF file for more safety tips.
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- Do not let children operate or play near a grill
- Keep grill area clear and free from materials that burn.
- Use grill only in well-ventilated space. NEVER use in enclosed space such as carport, garage, porch, covered patio, or under a surface that can catch fire.
- Do not use charcoal in a gas grill.
- Use grill at least 3 feet from any wall or surface. Maintain 10 feet clearance to objects that can catch fire or sources of ignition such as pilot lites on water heaters, live electrical appliances, etc.
- Apartment Dwellers: Check with management to learn the requirements and fire codes for using and LP gas grill in an apartment. If allowed, use outside on the ground floor with a three (3) foot clearance from walls or rails. Do not use on or under balconies made of wood.
- NEVER attempt to light burner with lid closed. A buildup of non-ignited gas inside a closed grill is hazardous.
- When grill is not in use, turn off all control knobs and LP tank valve.
- Never move grill while in operation or still hot.
- Use long handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns and splatters.
- If you notice grease or other hot material dripping from the grill onto the valve, hose or regulator, turn off the gas supply at once. Determine the cause, correct, clean and inspect valve, hose and regulator before continuing. Perform a leak test. Never use a match to check for leaks. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off gas and don’t attempt to light the grill again until the leak is fixed.
- Never use gasoline and kerosene to light a charcoal fire.
- Never attempt to restart the flame by adding additional lighting fluid to an already lit grill.