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BBQ and outdoor heaters

Help us, help you by taking action to ensure you and your family stay safe.

If you do your bit to minimise the risks in your home, we can all stay safer together.

LPG & gas cylinder safety

Never use portable LPG cylinders indoors or in confined spaces.

Ensure connections on hoses are tight with no leakage.

Always read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for maintenance.

Never check for leaks with a naked flame.

Check the expiry date before using a gas cylinder.

Never use a hose that has perished or is cracked.

Carbon monoxide from open fires

Avoid the use of outdoor heating and cooking equipment inside your home. The use of this type of equipment indoors could lead to the build up of Carbon Monoxide which could be fatal.

BBQ fire safety

The backyard barbie can be a common cause of fires during summer.

Here are some pointers:

  • Keep barbecues clean and ensure all gas hoses and connections are correctly fitted.
  • After using your barbecue, remove all excess fat so it doesn’t become a fire hazard.
  • Check cylinder and hoses for leaks by brushing or spraying with soapy water.
  • Dispose of old and unwanted cylinders safely. Contact your local council for more information.
  • There should be an adult in charge of a lit barbecue at all times.
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) can be extremely dangerous if stored or used incorrectly.

Did you know?


The use of heaters, cigarettes and candles are common causes of fires.


When you're asleep, you won't smell the smoke from a fire.


You're twice as likely to die in a home fire if you don't have a working smoke alarm.

Fire & Rescue NSW responds to approximately
4500
residential fires each year.
Half of these fires start in the kitchen, mostly due to unattended cooking.


Electrical appliances and faults cause almost 40% of home fires.