IMPORTANT Safety Precautions
BBQ Grill Shack
- Ensure your BBQ Grill Shack is positioned in a ventilated space and on a stable and level surface
- Before lighting your BBQ, ensure that it is securely positioned within the frame and that it is situated with the intended 3/4 inch distance between the wood worktop and the BBQ Grill enclosure.
- Our BBQ Grill shacks are made predominantly of wood, which is a burnable substance. In normal use, the distance between the grill and the wooded structure is more than sufficient to avoid any over-heating. Care must be taken however, to ensure that excessive heat / flames and / or prolonged heat / flames are avoided.
- Avoid dropping hot coals onto any wooden part of the structure, as this may damage or char the wood or cause a potential fire hazard.
- Our BBQ Grill Shacks reduce the ‘accessibility’ of the hot BBQ Grill and significantly increase its stability while in use. However for obvious safety reasons, children and pets should be kept away from the cooking area at all times.
- Make sure your barbecue is always in good working order before use
- Keep children, garden games and pets well away from the BBQ and cooking area
- Keep a bucket of sand nearby for emergencies
- Use only enough charcoal to cover the base to a depth of about 50mm (2 inches)
- Only use recognised BBQ fire lighters or starter fuel / gel and only on cold coals.
- NEVER use petrol or other highly flammable substance to ignite your barbecue.
- If using a chimney starter, always use heat-proof gloves to handle and poor the coals
- Never leave your BBQ unattended whilst hot
- Allow the BBQ to cool down outside for several hours
- Never put hot ashes straight into a dustbin or wheelie bin.
Gas Barbecue Specific
- Don’t position the gas cylinder directly beneath the BBQ
- Make sure the tap is turned off before changing the gas cylinder
- Change cylinders outdoors if possible or in a well-ventilated area, away from any source of ignition
- Don’t smoke or use your mobile phone when exchanging cylinders
- If you suspect a leak to the cylinder or pipe work, brush soapy water around the joints and watch for bubbles – tighten to fix but do not overtighten
- To light a Gas BBQ, use the integrated electric igniter, or a long-handled BBQ lighter
- After cooking, turn off the gas cylinder before turning off at the controls, to ensure any residual gas in the pipe work is used up.
General Food Safety Precautions
- Always wash your hands before, during and after preparing food.
- Avoid cross contamination between raw and cooked and wash your hands between handling raw / cooked foods.
- Charred does not mean it’s cooked!
- Ensure your food is fully cooked and piping hot before serving.