When you focus on safety, you avoid accidents - simple – and barbecuing is meant to be all about socializing, fun and making memories with family and friends. Learn how to be a safer griller.

1) Never barbecue indoors
NEVER use your grill indoors. Carbon monoxide gas is created while barbecuing, which you can neither see nor smell, but which can be fatal. This gas continues to be generated hours after the grill has been extinguished. We therefore strongly recommend that you never use a grill indoors.
2) Never use lighter fluid
NEVER use flammable liquids such as lighter fluid, spirits, petrol, etc. on the grill, not even when lighting a charcoal grill, as it can flare up violently and cause serious injuries. Using a chimney starter and lighter cubes is the only correct way to light charcoal briquettes.
3) Good grill tools
Always have a pair of grill mitts and proper grill gear within reach, when barbecuing. The grill can get very hot, even on the outside, so always take care to protect yourself and others from the heat.
4) Barbecuing with children
Children may be present while barbecuing without any problems, but they must ALWAYS be in the company of an adult, at all times.
5) Check the surface
Always ensure that your chimney starter and grill are standing on a stable heatproof surface before ignition. Weber recommends that you place the chimney starter on the charcoal grate inside the grill, where it has a stable base and there is no risk of children running into it. After use, make sure it is again placed somewhere out of reach of children and pets, as it will still be hot.
6) Dry briquettes
Always store your briquettes/charcoal in a dry place. If they become damp, they will be difficult to light. Never resort to flammable liquids to ignite damp briquettes/charcoal.
7) Keep the grill clean
Always keep your grill as clean as possible. Food residue can cause flare-ups. Avoid these by keeping the bottom of the grill interior clean and always brush the cooking grate after grilling and before placing food on the hot grate. When barbecuing foods high in fat, do not leave the grill unattended, as the fat can cause flare-ups. If these occur, move the meat away from the direct heat and wait. If you are using a gas grill, you must NEVER extinguish any flare-ups using water – simply turn off the burners!
8) Allow the grill to cool
Never move the grill, while it is hot – if it tips over you may suffer serious burns. Only empty the ash catcher once the grill is COMPLETELY cold. Further ensure that the ash is cold, before disposing of it, so that it does not lie and smoulder in a garbage bin, etc. To cool down the grill quicker, make sure to close all vents - top and bottom.
9) Check the gas system
Regularly check the regulator and hose on your gas grill for leaks. This is very easy to do - see how to check the regulator and hose here.
10) Read the user manual
Always read your grill's user manual and instructions BEFORE you start grilling! This contains all the information you need to ensure an enjoyable and safe barbecue experience.