Summer Grilling Safety Tips

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A fun summertime activity many people enjoy is turning on the grill and cooking outside. Whether you enjoy grilled meat or veggies, it’s easy to create tasty dishes using a grill. Despite the convenience of using a grill, serious injuries can occur if the grill is not used properly. Below are some safety tips to think about before getting ready to cook:

Outdoors and Away from Buildings/Homes

Make sure while you are grilling, you are doing so outdoors and a safe distance away from homes and/or other buildings. Check to make sure there are no low hanging branches or brush that could potentially catch fire and injure yourself and/or others. 

Stable Surface

Make sure the grill is on a flat stable surface to prevent it from tipping over while in use. 

Pay Attention

Make sure your focus is on the task at hand, and don’t leave the grill unattended. Keep children and pets a safe distance away from the grill while it is in use. 

Wear Appropriate Clothing

Just like with branches or brush, clothing can also easily catch fire if you are not careful. Make sure your shirt sleeves etc. are not hanging over the grill while you are grilling. Don’t wear clothing and/or accessories that are flammable when using the grill. 

Be Prepared In Case of An Emergency

Have a fire extinguisher or other alternatives like baking soda if it’s a grease fire on hand in case a fire does break out and you need to put it out quickly.

Injured from a Grill?

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a grilling accident through the actions of others contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on personal injury for more information. 

*Tips adapted from an article by Nationwide Insurance