Disposable barbecues can be incredibly useful, but they can also be dangerous if they are not handled and discarded of in the correct manner. You should never leave a barbecue of any type unattended, and the barbecue should be on a flat site. Make sure it is kept away from trees, sheds, children, pets and any games products you might be using in the garden or on your patio. Read on to find out more about how to correctly discard disposable BBQs.
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You should also ensure you have easy access to a bucket of water or sand if an emergency occurs. Before you move a BBQ, make sure it has cooled down. The BBQ also needs to be kept a safe distance from your house and any benches. Don’t just leave it to cool for a few minutes before you dispose of it. It will need to cool for a number of hours before you put it into the bin. Pour cold water over it just be sure before you commit it to the bin. Don’t put hot ashes straight into a bin, as they could cause a fire. It’s vital that you learn how to correctly discard disposable BBQs before you use one.
You also need to avoid using flammable liquids when lighting your BBQ. Petrol can be extremely dangerous and produce vast flames. Disposable BBQs are not recyclable so make sure you put yours in the appropriate bin. Use a safe firelighter and matches and never use the BBQ indoors. This may seem an obvious tip but many people have come to harm after deciding to use disposable BBQs inside their homes.
Have you been hurt?
If you have been hurt at a barbecue and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to take legal action and get compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Many people have been hurt because of faulty BBQs that shouldn’t have been made available for purchase. Did you sustain injuries at a public barbecue where the organisers failed in their duty of care to you? Whatever the case, we may well be able to help you get compensation to cover all costs related to your accident and injuries. For more information, call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice