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Summer Safety with Adra

We want you to have an enjoyable and safe summer.

The hot weather carries with it several dangers, and you should follow practical and correct fire safety advice at this time of year to keep you safe.

Barbeque Safety

  • Make sure that your barbeque is in good working order.
  • Make sure that your barbeque site is well away from buildings, fences, trees, and shrubs.
  • Keep children and pets away from the cooking area.
  • Never leave the barbeque unattended.
  • Do not drink and cook.
  • When you have finished cooking, make sure the barbeque is cold before trying to move it.
  • Keep a bucket of water, a bucket of sand or a garden hose nearby in case of emergencies.

Charcoal Barbeques

  • Use only enough charcoal to cover the bottom of the barbeque to a depth of about 50mm.
  • Never put ashes straight into a dustbin or wheelie bin. If they are hot, they can melt the plastic and cause a fire.
  • Empty cold ashes onto bare garden soil

Gas Barbeques

  • Make sure the gas tap is turned off before attempting to change the gas cylinder.
  • Change gas cylinders in the open air.
  • Once you have finished cooking, turn off the gas cylinder before the gas controls, to ensure any gas in the pipeline is used.
  • Only use barbeques outdoors.

Gas Cylinder Storage

  • Store gas cylinders securely.
  • Keep gas cylinders away from frost and direct sunlight.
  • Return all empty gas cylinder to the supplier.