Grilling safely helps avoid burns

NANAIMO - People can take steps to ensure safety of family members around barbecues.

People on Vancouver Island use their barbecues all year round, but grilling season really heats up in the summer.

Burns from the barbecue are the most common injury.

Keep children and pets well away. Before lighting the barbecue, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Inspect the barbecue for cracks in hoses, wear, major rusting, loose connections or leaks. Use your barbecue in a well-ventilated area, away from windows, air intakes and other flammables.