There is nothing quite like the tempting aromas created by a barbecue, is there? If you have ever arranged a barbecue at home or while camping, you will know how enjoyable it is. Furthermore, it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors – providing, that is, you can avoid some of the BBQ injuries that occur every year to some unfortunate people.
Needless to say, burns and scalds are among the most common injuries to occur when a BBQ is taking place. Preventing BBQ injuries isn’t difficult though – keep children well away from the barbecue when in use and when it is still warm after the cooking process has been completed. Adults should also be well aware of the need to remain safe when barbecuing is taking place.
Make sure your barbecue is on a flat and stable surface
No matter which type of barbecue you have, it is important it is situated on a flat and solid surface. Test it for stability before you fire it up. Preventing BBQ injuries is as much about common sense as anything else. You can easily suffer an injury if the barbecue is unstable – hot fat and a hot barbecue could easily fall onto you.
You also need to make sure the barbecue is lit outside in an open space. They are not designed to be used in any enclosed space, because the carbon monoxide fumes that would result could be fatal to those nearby.
Many accidents also occur because people weren’t patient enough to wait for the barbecue to get up to the proper cooking temperature. It may be tempting to help things along with an accelerant, but things can quickly get out of control and people can end up with serious burns.
Has something like this happened to you while attending someone else’s barbecue? If you were burned or scalded, or otherwise injured, because someone put an accelerant on the barbecue or otherwise did something dangerous, you could have cause to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline can determine whether this is the case, so call now on 0800 689 0500. It is the easiest way to gain access to no-obligation advice and support. We could match you with a professional injury compensation lawyer if you do have a strong case to make in this area. Isn’t it time you found out for sure where you stand?
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead