Three…steps for a safe barbecue

1. The CFA advises checking to see if the cylinder is damaged before using a barbecue. Don’t try to refill a damaged cylinder – exchange it a reputable supplier.

2. Check the hose to make sure it hasn’t deteriorated. Spray the hose and regulator connections with soapy water – if soap bubbles appear, you’ll know that gas is escaping. This means you’ll need to either correct the connections or replace your hose.

3. Check that your barbecue is clean. Excess fat or residue can cause a fire.