Barbecue Safety Tips

Barbecue Safety Tips 
A safety check should be performed for leaks by spreading an equal part soap and water mixture over all connections, hoses and the propane cylinder head. If bubbles appear there is a leak present. If a leak is found be sure to have a trained professional make the necessary repairs. 
Inspect all rubber hoses for any signs of cracking. 
Make sure that your barbecue is positioned at least one meter from any combustible. 
To eliminate a buildup of any gas in your barbecue always open the lid before you turn it on and light it. 
Never store propane cylinders inside your home. 
When buying a new barbecue make sure it meets CSA or ULC certification. 
Only use your barbecue outdoors. 
For charcoal grills make sure to only use charcoal briquettes & charcoal lighter fluids that are designed for these types of cooking grills. 
When disposing of ashes, make sure to soak them in metal container filled with water before disposing. 
Before You Light Your Gas Grill 
Make sure that the lid is open to prevent any gas buildup. 
Never ignite the grill with a match or cigarette lighter. 
Keep your barbecue away from any combustibles. 
When not in use make sure that the tank and the grill knobs are both turned off. 
Never store propane tanks inside your home. 
When Transporting Your Propane Tank To Be Refilled Make sure to drive directly to and from the propane refill station. 
Make sure that your propane tank remains in an upright position at all times. 
Make sure that your vehicle window is left open so ensure that any fumes are not inhaled. Make sure that your propane tank has a working safety plug. 
Make sure to never leave a propane tank in an enclosed space such as the trunk of your car. Never smoke while refilling, reconnecting or transporting the tank.             
Family Fire Safety A house fire can happen quicker and easier than one would expect and statistics show that most families are not prepared. 
Developing a fire safety plan for your family is easy and is essential for your family’s safety. Make a fire escape plan for your home and choose a designated meeting place in a safe place outside your home. 
Teach your family that once they leave the house, to stay out! 
Try to choose 2 exits for every room. 
Practice your escape plan and have a fire drill at least twice a year. 
Install smoke alarms on every level of your house. 
Place them near every bedroom and if you sleep with the door closed, place one inside the room. 
Test your smoke alarms monthly, and change the batteries once a year. 
Pick a date that is significant to help you remember. 
Make sure that you have up to date fire extinguishers in your home learn how to use them. Teach your family to: Stop, Drop & Roll.