…..you and your friends and family stay safe.
Always keep your BBQ maintained in good working order. Check your gas lines and gas bottle regularly.
Thoroughly clean your BBQ before and after each use.
Protect yourself by using grilling gloves and utensils with long handles will keep your hands and arms safe when dealing with heat and flames. Avoid wearing loose or hanging clothing that could inadvertently come in contact with the flames.
Keep children and pets at a safe distance away — even after you’re finished cooking. The grill will remain hot for a while.
Don’t leave the grill unattended when flames are still present or the grill is still hot.
We recommend avoiding lighter fluid all together. But if you must, only use charcoal lighter fluid to start a charcoal grill. Don’t keep adding it after the fire is started. A better option is a chimney starter, which doesn’t require any lighter fluid.
Always light your BBQ with the lid open. Lighting it with a closed lid can cause a dangerous build-up of gas.
Shut your BBQ down correctly. For a gas BBQ’s, this means turning off the burners and the fuel supply. For a charcoal BBQ, wait for the coals to stop burning and cool down completely. Always wait for your BBQ to cool off before attempting to move it.
Keep a fire extinguisher or a bucket of sand or water nearby in case you need to put out a fire. Baking soda can help as well.
With temperatures creeping up let’s look at fire safety tomorrow 🎅🎄…..
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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