Make sure that your barbeque is in good working order
Keep a bucket of water, a bucket of sand or a garden hose nearby in case of emergencies.
Make sure that your barbeque site is flat and well away from buildings, fences, trees and shrubs.
Use only enough charcoal to cover the base of the barbeque to a depth of about 50mm(two inches)
Keep children, garden games and pets well away from the cooking area.
Make sure the tap is turned off before changing the gas cylinder.
Change gas cylinders in the open air if possible or open doors and windows to provide good ventilation.
When you've finished cooking, turn off the gas cylinder before you turn off the barbeque controls, to ensure any gas in the pipeline is used up.
Do not keep gas cylinders that you do not need. Return all empty cylinders to where you bought them.
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