With summertime comes a little extra time. With a little extra time comes a little more people over at your place for a barbeque. Grilling is always a tasty treat for you and those around you, but it is important that safety is taken into consideration first and foremost. To keep you, your family, and other loved ones around you safe while grilling, take the following guidelines into consideration:
- Barbeque Outdoors
- This is most important when you are grilling with propane and charcoal. Not only are the fumes dangerous to breath in when in closed areas, both are extremely flammable making the embers from these products dangerous when floating in the air and getting close to ceilings.
- Keep your grill away from structures
- it is important the barbeque grills are kept away from roof overhangs, overhanging tree branches, and any other structure that has the potential of being lit on fire as the result of a floating ember coming into contact with the structure.
- Keep children and pets away from grills when lit
- It is easy to get caught up in conversation with children when grilling especially because children are always so curious. However, it is important to keep small children away from grill areas as they have the potential of burning themselves, or simply being small enough that you do not see them when turning away or towards the grill. Of course, this goes for pets, as well.
- Never leave your grill unattended
- It might seem harmless to walk away from your grilling station to grab a drink, but it is always advised to wait until the grill is completely out before stepping away from the area. By leaving the grilling station, you leave the area unsupervised, creating a potential hazard for children and pets. Furthermore, if a large flame appears, you are not present to put the fire out if need be.
- When you are finished grilling
- If using charcoal, make sure you allow the charcoals to completely cool before moving them. Following this, dispose of the charcoals in a metal container. It is important that you avoid disposing of the coals in a paper container as this may initiate an uncontrolled fire.
Grilling is oftentimes considered one of the most popular summer activities. However, if the proper safety precautions are not taken, your summer barbeque can become a danger to you and those around you. Make sure that if your grill smells unusual, propane or charcoal, contact the fire department immediately and do not try to solve the issue on your own.
What if I have been Harmed?
If you or a family member have been harmed as a result of an incident involving a barbeque, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Daspit Law Firm. We understand the stresses an accident can place on a family are here to help you seek compensation.
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