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Six sizzling tips to enjoy a safe barbecue from HomeServe

Summer is upon us and that means only one thing – it’s time to throw the covers off the garden furniture, dust off the BBQ and get grilling. But deciding how to marinate your meat or pull the perfect pork isn’t the only thing you need to be thinking about. BBQ safety needs to be right at the top of your list of priorities.


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That’s why we’re supporting Gas Safe Register’s BBQ safety campaign.

The six tips below have been provided by Gas Safe Register to help people enjoy their barbecues this summer and stay safe at the same time:

Six top tips for summer barbecue safety

  1. Avoid taking a smouldering or lit BBQ into a tent, caravan or cabin. Even if you’ve finished cooking, your BBQ can still give off fumes, so it’s a good idea to keep it outside.
  2. Never use a BBQ inside.
  3. Always ensure you can see your lit BBQ – don’t leave it lit whilst sleeping.
  4. The cooking area should be well away from your tent, cabin or caravan, and always ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air.
  5. Use your BBQ in accordance with the operating instructions.
  6. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning - headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapse and loss of consciousness.

For more tips or information about barbecue safety from Gas Safe Register, visit:

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