BBQ Safety When Camping

BBQ Safety When Camping

Think Gas, Think Safe! Never take a BBQ into a tent, caravan or cabin. Barbeques (both charcoal and gas) produce carbon monoxide (CO), which is a highly poisonous gas. You cannot see it, taste it or smell it and without adequate fresh air, CO can kill quickly with no warning. Read our article in full to find out more about BBQ safety when camping…

BBQ Safety when Camping

Stay safe and follow these simple tips for barbeque safety:-

  • Remember the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse, and loss of consciousness. If concerned, always seek medical advice immediately.
  • Place your barbeque cooking area far away from your tent. Always ensure there is an adequate fresh air circulating where the barbeque is being used.
  • Only use cooking appliances in accordance with the operating instructions.
  • Never use a barbeque inside to keep you warm.
  • Never take a lit or smouldering barbeque (charcoal or gas) into a caravan, cabin or tent. Even if you have finished cooking on your barbeque, it will still give off fumes for some hours after use.
  • Never leave a lit barbeque unattended or while sleeping.

Follow these extra important tips if you are using gas camping equipment:

  • When you have finished cooking on the gas cooker, turn off the gas cylinder immediately before you turn off the barbeque controls – this means any gas in the hose and gas pipework will be used up.
  • Read the appliance manufacturer’s instructions about how to check for gas escapes from gas hoses or gas pipework, e.g., brushing leak detection solution around all joints and looking for bubbles.
  • Never take a gas cooking stove, light or heater into a caravan, tent, or cabin unless it is a permanent cooking fixture, installed and maintained correctly.
  • Make sure the gas taps or gas cylinder valves are turned off before changing the gas cylinder. Only do it in the open air.
  • Do not over-tighten gas joints.
  • Check that the cooking appliance is in good order, undamaged and that hoses are properly attached and undamaged. If in doubt get the cooker hoses replaced or do not use it.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

For more BBQ safety information or advice, call LW Heating and Plumbing today:-

Plumbers Wigan 01942 417220
Plumbers St Helens 01744 776140
Plumbers Newton Le Willows 01925 394260
Plumbers Warrington 01925 394260
Plumbers Runcorn 01925 394260
Plumbers Widnes 01925 394260

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