Gas barbecue grilling safety guidelines

Ensure that you take proper precautions while enjoying a grilling session with family and friends.

  • Gas bottles should never be stored indoors – it’s best to store them outdoors in a well-ventilated space.
  • If you store your barbecue or patio heater indoors when not in use, you should always detach the gas bottle first and store it separately outdoors.
  • Gas bottles should always be stored upright and away from any ignition sources.
  • Never use your barbecue indoors because of the risk of toxic fumes, smoke or fire.
  • Children should be kept safely away from barbecues and gas bottles.
  • Cracked or damaged hoses and/or gas regulators should be replaced before use.
  • Check hoses occasionally to make sure they have not perished by brushing or spraying on soapy water and checking for bubbles.
  • Check connections to make sure that they are clean and fitting snugly.
  • Always read the barbecue manufacturer’s operating instructions.
  • When you have finished using your barbecue, turn off the gas bottle first and then at the barbecue controls.
  • If you notice any leakage from the valve of a small cylinder, move the cylinder to a safe location at least 20 metres from any possible source of ignition.

In an emergency, dial 997 for Dubai Civil Defence or 999 for Dubai Police.