The recent warm weather I am sure has sent many scurrying to dig out the BBQ which has been hidden away after the one time it was used last summer! Timely opportunity then to brush up on Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's advice for the safe use of BBQ's.
Follow these six simple precautions to avoid injuries or damage to property:
Only use recognised fire lighters or starter fuel and only on cold coals – use the minimum necessary and never use petrol and if you are disposing of ashes make sure they are cold to avoid starting a fire in the dustbin or wheelie bin.
With gas BBQs, make sure the tap is turned off before changing the gas cylinder and change cylinders outdoors if possible or in a well ventilated area. To avoid hazardous CO2 exposures, fuel-burning equipment should never be used inside a tent, camper, or other enclosed shelter.
Paddling pools are great fun on warm days, but keep a close eye on children playing near or in the water
...and don't forget sun cream and shade are vital ingredients in a good day!
Stay safe this summer.