The warmer weather is finally here and everyone is excited to get outside and do some grilling. This is a great time to re-visit grill safety and teach your kids how to be responsible around a grill.

The Propane Gas Association Of New England created this list to help keep you safe when using a gas grill.

  • Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions. Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your grill manufacturer’s instructions your go-to resource for safe grilling.
  • Position the Grill in a Safe Location. Keep your grill outdoors and at least five feet from the house on a level surface that is clear of outdoor furniture, overhead trees, or other potential fire hazards.
  • Check for Leaks. Use a soapy water solution to check connections for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak. Follow this procedure at the start of each season and every time you replace a cylinder.
  • Follow Proper Lighting Procedures. Follow the manufacturer’s lighting instructions. With all grill models, keep the lid open and don’t lean over the grill when lighting it.
  • Follow Proper Relighting Procedures. If your flame goes out, turn off the gas and refer to your owner’s manual. At a minimum, with all grill models, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.
  • Be Present. Stay close and never leave your grill unattended.

You can also check out propanekids.com with your children to further educate them about grill safety. This is a fun, interactive website that kids will enjoy learning with.

Interested in some out of the ordinary grilling craziness? Check out 'Grill It or Kill It!'