Bank Holiday Weekend and it’s been confirmed the sun will be out! So time to get the BBQ’s out! Before you do – carry out a dynamic Fire Safety Risk Assessment and keep your family and friends safe!

Its not very often we have a Bank Holiday Weekend that promises the sunshine, so it is extremely likely that people will want to dust the old BBQ off and make the most of it! BUT there are considerations and here are just a few:

Traditional BBQ’s

  • Make sure your BBQ is well away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs or garden waste.
  • Use enough charcoal to cover the base of the BBQ
  • Keep children, pets and garden games away from the cooking area
  • Empty ashes onto bare garden soil, not into dustbins or wheelie bins.
  • Never use petrol or paraffin to start or revive your BB
  • Always keep water nearby

Gas BBQ’s

  • Never store gas cylinders under the stairs
  • Store gas cylinders outside away from direct sunlight and frost
  • Make sure the tap is turned off before changing the gas cylinder
  • If you suspect a leak, turn off the gas cylinder and try brushing soapy water around all joints, watching for bubbles.
  • Change gas cylinders outdoors or in a well ventilated area

If you live in a London Purpose Built Block of Flats then you need to look at your Fire Safety Risk Assessment for the premise. Most Blocks of Flats do not allow the use of BBQ’s on the balconies because this would put the premise at High Risk.

For more information of Cooking Outside or Dynamic Fire Safety Risk Assessment please contact London Fire Risk Assessments we have a friendly team that is always happy to give you free advice – call now on 01689 890879 or click here.