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BBQ Season

BBq Season London

BBQ Safety Information

Spring is here.  While some of us have continued to BBQ throughout the winter in the freezing temperatures, more of us will be taking advantage of the real BBQ reason and possibly a clean kitchen.  Safety with your BBQ is essential.  This information has been shared over the years with condominium owners; so do feel free to copy and share with your owners so they may be aware of safe practices.  Happy BBQing.

Propane Tank Safety

  • Never leave a tank inside a vehicle
  • Never attempt to fill the propane tank yourself – have your tank filled only by trained professionals
  • Never attempt to repair your propane tank. Contact a propane dealer for repair or replacement needs
  • When transporting, always secure the tank in the upright position on the floor of the back seat. Never transport the tank in your front seat or trunk.  Ensure the tank valve is closed and the valve opening is plugged or capped.  Keep windows open to provide ventilation in case the tank you are transporting leaks
  • Store propane tanks outdoors, upright and off the ground on a base that will not burn
  • Don’t store a spare tank too close to a grill or any other object that can expose it to very high temperatures
  • Never store a propane tank indoors, including your garage and basement
  • Do not smoke near your propane tank
  • Do not let children play near the tank
  • Before lighting your grill, always check your tank for dents, rust or leaks
  • Never use a lighter or matches to check for gas leaks
  • If you detect a gas leak, contact your local fire department immediately

Gas Grill:

  • Always turn the grill of at the gas source first, then the burners
  • Always follow the grill manual’s instructions
  • Do Not allow children to play near the grill
  • Always operate grill outdoors in well-ventilated areas
  • Use leak detection solution available at most propane retailers to check all connection for tightness
  • Never grill in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch, or under any surface that can burn
  • Keep the grill lid open when lighting
  • Check the grill hose regularly for cracks, brittleness and leaks
  • Cover disconnected hose-end fittings and burner air intakes with small plastic bags or fitting caps for protection when the grill is not in use
  • Make sure the grill is shut off and cooled before covering it

Be Safe and keep your family and Neighbours Safe!

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