Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year by applying a light soap and water solution to the hose. If there is a propane leak, it will release bubbles. If you do find a leak and there is no flame, do the following:
Turn off the gas tank and grill.
If the leak stops, have the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
If it does not stop, call the fire department.
If you smell gas at any point while cooking, get away from the grill immediately and call the fire department.
Use only equipment with the label of a recognized testing laboratory. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to set up the grill and maintain it.
Never store propane tanks in buildings or garages. If you store a gas grill inside during the winter, disconnect the cylinder and leave it outside.
Never use a barbecue indoors or in an enclosed area such as a tent; doing so can cause a fire hazard and a build-up of poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
Prevent cooking grease from dripping onto hoses or propane cylinder. Grease build-up is a fire hazard.
When finished barbecuing, make sure the barbecue is turned off and the burner flames are out. Turn off the valves or gas supply and close the barbecue lid.
Barbecue – Grills – Charcoal
If you use a ‘charcoal chimney’ to start charcoal for cooking, use a long match to avoid burning your fingers when lighting the paper.
If you use starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid and never add charcoal fluid when coals or kindling have already been ignited.
Never use gasoline or any other flammable liquid to get the fire going.
Keep charcoal fluid away from children and heat sources.