There’s no off-season when it comes to gas safety, but it’s important to know that seasonal gas safety is very much a thing. As temperatures rise and dip, or the rain falls in torrents, it can have unique impacts on your gas appliances.
To help you get a better handle on seasonal gas safety we’ve gathered everything you need to know about key challenges throughout the year.
Read through and make sure you’re gas safe 365 days a year.
Summer is a time for fun, being outdoors and enjoying long evenings, maybe with a BBQ in the garden or when you’re out camping. Gas safety isn’t just something for the home, and gas BBQs need special attention to ensure they’re safe.
The following BBQ safety advice contains all the essential points to keep in mind when cooking with a BBQ:
- Never use a BBQ indoors, this includes temporary shelters
- Don’t take a lit or smouldering BBQ into a tent, caravan, or cabin. Even when you have finished cooking with it, a BBQ can still give off fumes that can give you carbon monoxide poisoning. You should always leave it outside.
- The cooking area should be well away from buildings and be well ventilated with fresh air.
- Always use your BBQ in accordance with the operating instructions.
- Check the BBQ for damage before use.
- When using your BBQ ensure that it is on a level ground. In the case of disposable BBQs, use on a non-combustible surface
- Ensure disposable BBQs are cold before disposing responsibly into refuse containers. Even a slightly warm BBQ could cause a fire.
Gas safety on holiday
You’re heading off for a well-deserved holiday. The planning. The packing. The travel. The last thing on your mind is gas safety, but it’s vital that you keep yourself safe. Whether it’s a long summer holiday or a winter weekend getaway are you stashing a carbon monoxide alarm in your suitcase? You should be, because your accommodation could have a badly fitted or poorly maintained gas appliance.