BBQ Safety Tips

BBQ Safety Tips
Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Every year, thousands of burn injuries result
from the careless use of outdoor grills. These
injuries occur primarily because of the use of
unapproved lighter/starter fluids or gasoline and
the misuse of approved fluids.
These injuries are preventable!
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Charcoal Grills
• NEVER use gasoline as a starter fluid or
accelerant for charcoal grills.
• ALWAYS use an approved lighter/starter
fluid for charcoal grills.
Always follow the manufacturer’s
instructions that accompany the grill.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Charcoal Grills
• After soaking your coals with lighter/starter fluid,
wait for about one minute before lighting the
coals. This allows the heavy concentration of
explosive vapors to disperse.
• When using lighter/starter fluid, place the
container well away from the grill before
attempting to light the coals.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Charcoal Grills
• Be careful not to spill any fluid on
your clothing or in the area
surrounding the grill.
• Wear an insulated, fire retardant
barbecue mitt when lighting presoaked coals.
• Never add lighter/starter fluid to hot
or even warm coals. An explosion
can result.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Propane Gas Grills
• When using a gas grill, check all
connections leading from the fuel
source to the inlet connection of the
grill for leaks.
• Never use a match, candle, or flame
source to check for a gas leak.
Always follow the manufacturer’s
instructions that accompany the grill.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Propane Gas Grills
• Open the valve only a quarter to onehalf turn before lighting.
• Always shut off the valve to a fuel
source when it is not in use.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Propane Gas Grills
• Never start a gas grill with the lid of
the grill closed. The propane may
accumulate inside, and when ignited,
could blow the lid off, causing injury.
• Periodically, clean the grill. Use the
manufacturer's instructions for
cleaning.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
Propane Gas Grills
• Have a fire extinguisher located in the
grilling area.
• Store full or empty propane tanks in a
well-ventilated shed away from any
habitable structures.
• Store propane tanks away from
potential sources of flame such as
furnaces, water heaters or any appliance
with a pilot light.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
• Wear tight-fitting or short-sleeved clothing while
cooking on a grill.
• Keep children and pets away from grilling areas at
all times.
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Barbeque Grill Safety Tips
This concludes the briefing. If
you have any questions please
contact Shawn Kelley at:
Phone: 254-519-5771
Email: s.kelley@tamuct.edu
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