2 Sep 2011
Safe Grilling Checklist…
Nothing marks summer like lighting up the grill and
barbecuing. Please take a moment to read the following safety
reminders so everyone enjoys a safe grilling season.
• Do follow the grill manufacturer’s instructions and keep
written materials handy.
• If the igniter no longer works, replace it in accordance with
the grill manufacturer’s instructions.
• Keep the top of the grill open until you are sure the grill is
lit, even if you have an electronic ignition.
• Cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or
protective caps to keep clean when the grill is not in use.
• Store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical)
• If you smell gas, and it is safe to do so, turn off the cylinder
valve, turning it to the right (clockwise). If you are unable to turn
off the valve, immediately leave the area and dial 911 or call
your local fire department. Before you use the grill again, have a
qualified service technician inspect your grill and cylinder.
• Consult a qualified service technician regarding grill or
propane cylinder problems.
• Check for knots or kinks in gas hoses.
• Don’t smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
• Don’t use matches or lighters to check for leaks.
• Don’t pour an accelerant such as lighter fluid or gasoline
on the grill.
• Don’t allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.
• Don’t use, store, or transport propane cylinders near high
temperatures (this includes storing cylinders near the grill).
• Don’t transport propane cylinders in your trunk. Instead,
keep in a cool place, such as an air-conditioned car.
• Don’t grill in a covered patio or garage area even with the
• Do not move a lit grill.
Call us any time you have a question about grills, safety or
any other propane-related issue. We’re your go-to experts!