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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Making your garden safer: Extinguishing barbecue flames


    When you set up the barbecue on a summer’s evening, it can be hard to imagine that an accident could ever happen, but thinking like this can be dangerous. There are so many accidents that can happen with a barbecue, and whether you work with a barbecue in a restaurant, or you simply want to cook outside at home, here is how to avoid an accident at work or at home.

    Keep a bucket of water nearby

    Before you begin a barbecue, you should first get a bucket or a large vessel  and fill it with clean water. This bucket of water should be kept nearby and in easy, reachable distance. Should the barbecue need to be extinguished quickly, the water will be close to hand and there will be no mad panic or rush to go and fetch water.

    A wet towel

    If you are working with oil around a barbecue it is always a good idea to have a number of wet towels nearby. Throwing water over burning oil can have an incredibly devastating effect, but when oil catches fire, a wet tea towel over the flames can extinguish them safely and immediately. To avoid a work injury in a situation like that, before beginning cooking, wet a few towels and wring them out so they are damp and put them nearby.

    A fire extinguisher

    A fire extinguisher really is the best thing to have nearby when you are working with barbecues. All work places should provide this when working with barbecues to prevent accidents at work, but if you are dealing with an at-home barbecue, small fire extinguishers can be purchased from hardware stores and are a safe, handy thing to have around when a barbecue is lit.

    Making an accident claim due to a fire

    If you have recently suffered an injury at work due to a fire, you could have a case for claiming compensation. Work accidents shouldn’t happen, but when they do, they are debilitating and confidence-rocking. If you have recently suffered a work-related injury or been involved in an accident in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation to help aid your recovery. Call our team of lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline at no cost.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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