Summer is the perfect time to invite some friends and family over and have a barbecue. One of the most popular types of barbecue is the coal barbecue as it is both inexpensive and reasonably simple to use. However, as it involves extreme temperatures and fire there are several potential hazards including slips, trips and falls.
What types of slips, trips and falls can occur amongst other accidents?
If it is a family barbecue this may include children and when they are around, slips, trips and falls can happen more as they may be less careful and less stable on their feet. On grass or pavement they can sustain a painful trip injury but near a barbecue the slip, trip or fall can be very serious.
Other types of accidents happen when people are carrying heavy plates of food or drinks, just like with the children if you slip, trip or fall near the barbecue this can cause a nasty trip injury. As well as slips, trips and falls other accidents can include burns and even sunstroke if the weather is nice.
How to avoid sustaining an injury
The most important thing to remember whilst operating a barbecue is to never leave it unattended especially when children are around. Fire is very unpredictable and leaving the barbecue alone even for a few minutes could cause much more severe injury than just a simple slip, trip or fall.
As well as this, ensure that you are cooking well away from children. Barbecues reach very high temperatures so if a child was to get near they could sustain a nasty burn especially if they had a slip, trip or fall into it. Other precautions you should take whilst operating a barbecue is to make sure your arms are covered, this will make sure that if any oil splashes or sparks come out they will not burn your skin.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim,
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as slip, trip or fall claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice