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Safety measures when having a barbecue

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Safety measures when having a barbecue AVOID ACCIDENTS THAT COULD BECOME A TRAGEDY . WE EXPLAIN THE BASIC MEASURES TO MAKE A GRILL FREE OF INCIDENTS .

Grilling is an ideal activity to spend a good time with friends and family at park view , enjoy delicious food and relax contemplating the outside environment. However, not having the correct security measures can make a possible tragedy a pleasant moment. Below, we share some of the basic recommendations to avoid any inconvenience that puts your safety and that of your guests at risk. Safety measures when lighting the grill When lighting the grill you must ensure that everything is in order, in good condition and working properly. If your grill is gas, check that the hoses are not kinked or broken, as this can lead to a leak. Consider that gas grills should be used in open spaces, at least three meters away from any construction happening at ichs town islamabad and away from plants or bushes, especially if they are dry. Usually each grill comes with an instruction manual. Although it may sound tedious, it is best that you read them in detail, since it is a utensil that you do not usually use often. If you have a classic charcoal grill, put enough charcoal or briquettes in it to create a fire that doesn’t completely calcine your roast. You can use flammable liquids to ignite the coal, but never use alcohol or gasoline, because in addition to being dangerous, they will get impregnated in your food. Once the charcoal has ignited, do not add more liquid or you can cause flares and hurt someone. There are other options you can use to keep fire going, such as dry leaves, special lighters, starters, and even your own snack. Whatever you want to do, do it with caution making sure that no lighted items come out of the grill. Cooking safety measures university town suggests that you should avoid having bare feet or wearing sandals, slippers and any other footwear that, apart from being flammable, can cause burns if something hot falls from the grill. Likewise, it is important that you have the proper utensils to handle food at high temperatures, which contain the necessary accessories to conserve heat at a single point, such as ratchets, skewers, tongs, among others. Leave a space on the grill where you keep the fire low or null to place food in case the flames flare up and you can’t control them. When done, the correct way to dispose of the charcoal is to soak it or stir it with sand or earth until you make sure that everything has gone out. Sometimes the charcoal can continue to burn, even if there are no flames. If you don’t have water or soil, let it cool for 48 hours.

What to do in case of a fire If for any reason the flames get out of control, try to close the grill so that the lack of oxygen turns them off immediately. When the flames spread outside the grill, it is necessary to put dirt or sand on the base of these to reduce the fire or to use a fire extinguisher directly. If it is not enough, move away from the fire in the opposite direction to the smoke and, perpendicularly, to the advance of the fire. Inform the appropriate authorities about what is happening to avoid more serious damage. How to use a fire extinguisher correctly The fire-fighters from Capital smart city islamabad suggest that The extinguisher must be in a visible place and within easy reach. To use it correctly, follow these steps: 1. Holds firmly on carry handle and mouthpiece 2. Loosen the safety pin by pulling on the ring 3. Try it out by briefly pressing through the lever 4. Stand upwind at a distance of 1.5 meters from the fire 5. Point the hose towards the base of the fire and not towards the flames 6. Squeeze the lever and proceed to put out the fire. If necessary, make a movement from left to right with the hose. As a general recommendation, remember to pay special attention to children and pets who are in the place, keeping them as far away as possible from high temperatures and sharp utensils. Do you have everything ready for your next barbecue?

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