3 No-Nonsense Tailgating BBQing Safety Tips

Grilling or BBQing for sporting events/tailgating can be a fun activity whether you are with family or friends.  But there’s twice the fun if you practice safety.  Here are some tips to remember when out grilling.


Always stay by the BBQ grill

It is a big no to leave the grill unattended even for a few minutes.  If you really have to leave to attend to something important, ask another responsible adult to sub for you in the meantime.  You may be tempted to check out other grillers to see how they’re doing but it is not the right time to socialize.  Do so if you’re done and have put off everything.  When you are tailgate grilling the more you should practice safety precautions.  After all, you are in a stadium parking lot.  With a bigger crowd in your midst, you are expected to practice twice the precaution as you would in an ordinary backyard BBQing activity.

Never let kids get too close to the grill

Sometimes younger kids out of curiosity might go near the grill.  Do not let this happen and always keep an eye on them.  Older kids, on the other hand, might accidentally hit it when playing ball games so watch out for these possible mishaps.

Practice safety when igniting

Before you light your BBQ grill, make sure you check the hoses for any possible damage or leaks.  If done checking, open the lid first then turn the gas on.  Always follow the instructions indicated on the grill equipment.  Sometimes, grills would not light up after a few tries.  What you could do is try to turn off both the burner and the gas.  After a few minutes (up to 10 minutes is advised), make another attempt at lighting it.

Thank you To Wenatchee Plumbing for these outdoor bbq tips.