There has been a number of incidents involving carbon monoxide poisoning. Please check the safety advice below.
- Study the user instructions carefully and follow them closely.
- Never use the barbecue indoors, on balconies or in an enclosed space (due to a risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning).
- Ensure that it is only used in very well ventilated areas.
- Never place the barbecue on anything flammable - the foil base gets very hot and causes a fire hazard.
- Use the stand (where provided) and make sure the base is several inches above the surface.
- Leave the barbecue to cool down before attempting to move it - this may take several hours.
- Never leave a barbecue unattended.
- Keep children, garden games and pets away from the hot barbecue.
- Make sure that the barbecue is fully extinguished by pouring plenty of water or sand onto it, making sure that the coals are fully covered.
- Do not place a disposable barbecue in a rubbish bin until it has cooled down properly.
- Make sure your barbecue is placed on level ground where it will not tip over.
- Keep barbecues away from your home, sheds, fences, garden furniture, trees, shrubs and tents
- Don't put the barbecue where people have to squeeze past it
- Watch out when you are cooking fatty foods as fat spilling onto the coals will cause flames to flare up
The links on this page provide extra information and guidance.
For further advice please contact the Environmental Health Team via the details on this page.