Unfortunately, there are many accidents at the grill every year, some fire to the house while others become badly burned. In this article we will therefore advise on the safety of the barbecue. How to completely avoid accidents at the barbecue, but also describe what to do if the accident should nevertheless be out.
Location of the grill
Safety at the grill starts with a good location of the grill. First and foremost, make sure to place the grill somewhere where there is no easily flammable material, either above or below the grill. The barbecue should therefore not be placed under half-roofs, parasols or trees, and it is important that the heat freely rises upwards. It is also important that the grill is not placed on a dry lawn, instead it should be placed on tiles or similar solid surfaces.
Never place your grill indoors. If you turn your grill indoors, there will not be enough oxygen in the room for the fire to burn completely, causing carbon monoxide to develop. Carbonate is extremely dangerous to get into the respiratory system, and only a small amount of 0.5% of the air volume of a room is required to kill an adult in a few minutes.
Always have the following near the grill
Before turning on the grill, there are a few things that are good at nearby if the fire should develop faster than expected.
- A close lid
- A bucket of water, garden hose or the like
- If the flames get too big to control them and threaten things in the immediate vicinity, you can control the flames by placing the lid on the grill.
If you need to switch off the grill quickly or flames spread to surrounding equipment, turn off the fire by pouring water on either the grill or the burning material. The water is also useful if you should burn yourself or fire in your clothes. With the water you can immediately cool the burned place, for example. By putting your hand down in the bucket or pouring it over the burning clothes.
Turning off the grill
Now you’re ready to turn on your grill, and it’s important to be out in good time before you need it. The vast majority of accidents happen because of impatience, which causes people to pour various flammable liquids on their grill, often with burns as a result.
Always use real ignition briquettes to light up your grill. The firing briquettes may not be the fastest solution, but is very safe as the fire develops relatively slowly. However, if you are tempted to use spirits or other flammable liquids for ignition, remember that the steam is burning and not the fluid itself. Therefore, be careful when igniting as the vapors will ignite so quickly that it may recall a minor explosion, often with your hand in the middle and face just over.
If you have read these good advice about safety at the grill, you should be ready to grill, hopefully without accidents.
Treatment of fire damage
If, however, the accident should be out, here are a few good tips on how to treat the different types of burns. Generally, for all types of burns, they are treated best with water. Water is and becomes the most effective means of combustion treatment.
- 1st degree combustion
If your skin is red, dry, feels tight and swears, you are likely to have a 1st degree burn. This type of combustion is treated by keeping the exposed place in water until the pain stops. If there is still a pain after a few hours, it is advisable to call the emergency doctor.
- 2nd degree combustion
In addition to the symptoms of a 1st degree combustion, you will also have blisters in a 2nd degree combustion, which reminds you of blisters. The treatment is the same as for a 1st degree combustion, water, water and again water. It is important not to pierce the blades. Here, for safety, it is recommended that you contact your guardian and describe the symptoms.
- 3rd degree combustion
If you are so unlucky to get a 3 degree burn, the symptoms may be slightly different. The most obvious characteristics, however, are blackwash skin and numbness, though not necessarily at the same time. Around the emotional areas or black skin, there will typically be both 1st and 2nd degree burns. The treatment is initially still water, but in the case of a 3 degree incineration it is important to consult a doctor because of nerve and tissue damage.