The purpose of this article is to inform those who enjoy using their grill about the potential dangers involved in the process as well as important rules to follow in order to prevent grill-related accidents.
Social gatherings revolving around cookouts (grill-outs) are one of the most popular pastimes enjoyed by Americans as well as people all across the world. This being said, it is important to ensure that these occasions take place as planned, without fire-related accidents that could cause harmful injuries to the individuals involved.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has drafted a document full of grill safety tips that is available to the public. The guide provides a detailed list of guidelines and tips that should be followed to prevent grill-related accidents from occurring. You can obtain a copy of this guide at the link provided at the end of this story.
Examples of general grilling guidelines that should always be followed are listed below:
- Never use propane or charcoal grills indoors.
- When the grill is on, never leave it unattended.
- Keep children away from the grilling area.
- Make sure the placement of the grill is away from the home itself, as this will limit the severity of a potential accident.
The guidelines above are just a few of the basic rules listed in the NFPA’s document of grilling safety tips. The document goes into much more detail about different methods to use with different types of grills (propane, charcoal, etc.).
The NFPA also provides recommendations for how to handle three phases of the grilling process: Before you use the grill, when the grill is on, and after the grilling is complete.
For more information on grilling precautions and to ensure that your future grilling experiences are safe for your family and friends, please visit www.nfpa.org.