Summer brings with it longer days, sun kissed tans and lots of BBQ parties!
We all love a summer Barbie, sitting in the sun with an ice cold drink whilst we wait for the meat to finish charring on the grill. But, whilst that all sounds wonderful, unsafe gas appliances that are not used correctly can pose a great risk to your health and the safety of others around you.
We’ve put together a few DO’s and Don’ts to help you have a disaster free summer.
Always pre-check your grill before using it and carry out a visual inspection to spot signs of any malfunctions. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions and user manuals if unsure.
Clean your grill regularly – before and after use. The build-up of grease, grime and dirt could increase the chances of a fire.
Keep your area clear and your grill away from any flammable surfaces, tents or decorations that could cause a fire to flare up quickly.
Never use a BBQ indoors.
Don’t be a victim to the ‘silent killer.’ Grills release Carbon Monoxide – a deadly gas which has no smell or colour. Always make sure there is an adequate supply of fresh air. Check for symptoms of CO Poisoning here
Never leave your grill unattended. It only takes a second for a fire to erupt into a fatal flame.
Gas Appliances should be serviced regularly by a registered Gas Safe engineer. We have a team of qualified Gas Safe engineers who can carry out servicing on your Gas appliances as well as offer advice on how to safely operate them.
We’ve all heard the saying ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’- this is one of the mottos Olive Services like to go by! With most things, it’s better to stop something fatal from happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened.
Unexpected maintenance demands are inevitable! However, protecting your equipment by investing in Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) will reduce the chances of these avertable failures from occurring and guarantee cost effective time management. Well maintained equipment performs better than unkempt, neglected equipment which is why we offer a unique tailored PPM package that reflects the demands of your business.
REPLACEMENT REDUCES REPAIR COSTS
Regular replacement and servicing of parts is a great way to ensure all your equipment is running as efficiently as it should be. This reduces the chances of unexpected breakdowns and budget breaking scenarios that could cost you more than you bargained for!
Holding onto equipment that has exceeded its natural life expectancy will only cost more money for regular repairs. Having knowledge of your equipment life expectancy will allow you to replace old appliances that are no longer good for use. Keep a record of all equipment on your premises and a schedule for when reoccurring maintenance and replacements are due so you can plan ahead.
Ensure your equipment is installed and serviced by the right kind of people!
Our team of qualified engineers can carry out an early assessment to locate and address unnoticed issues which could grow into larger more expensive issues. Olive Services have a team of Gas Safe Registered & NICEIC qualified engineers who provide installation and service for commercial use. As well as instructions on how to operate, clean and maintain the longevity of your appliances.