Spring time is finally here! It’s now time for outdoor cooking and yard work. Here are some tips to help make your outdoor activities safer this year.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
- If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
- An easy way to start a charcoal grill is to use a charcoal chimney starter using newspaper as fuel.
- When you are finished grilling on a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
- Before using a propane grill, check all connections for proper fit and bottle integrity.
- Make sure all lawn mowers, edger’s, weed eaters, trimmers, etc. are in good working order for the season.
- Use eye and ear protection while operating machinery.
- Keep children and pets at a safe distance while operating outdoor equipment.
- Add fuel before starting the engine, not when it is running or hot.
- Fuel should be stored in approved containers, away from ignition source. An outdoor shed is the ideal location for fuel storage.
- If equipment is electric powered, use approved extension cords that are safe for operation.