It may still be dark when the alarm goes off in the morning, but before we know it, we’ll be ushering in the summer and looking forward to hazy days and barbecues in the garden. If you’re a keen garden party host, and you like to show off your culinary skills, it’s essential to know how to barbecue safely.
How to barbecue safely: top tips
Most of us love a barbecue when the sun is shining and it’s light until late in the day. If you like to gather friends and family around for some summertime celebrations, it’s important that you know how to barbecue safely. Even the most experienced grillers can come unstuck. Here are some top safety tips to ensure that every party you throw is a roaring success:
- Keep your barbecue in good condition: store it in a safe, dry place during the winter, and wash it before use
- Always grill in an open or well-ventilated space
- Keep children away from the barbecue, and ensure that they are supervised at all times
- Always check that meat is cooked through before serving
- All food should be served piping hot
- Stand your barbecue on an even, flat surface
- Have a bucket of water or sand to hand just in case
- Don’t try and move the barbecue until it has cooled completely
Barbecue accidents are relatively uncommon, but they can be very serious. Examples of injuries which may occur as a result of going to a barbecue include:
- Food poisoning
- Smoke inhalation
If you’ve been injured at a public barbecue or you’ve experienced food poisoning after going to a barbecue at a pub or restaurant, you may be able to claim compensation. If you weren’t at fault for your injuries or illness, you could have a case for personal injury compensation.
Claiming compensation tips
If you wish to make a claim for food poisoning or you’re thinking of filing a claim for a slip, trip or fall in a public place, call Accident Advice Helpline today. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years and you can prove that you were not at fault, our experienced legal team could help you to claim a compensation payout. We eliminate all the hassle from the claims process, and the majority of our clients never have to go to court.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice