One person shall be responsible for the barbecue and will ensure that all of the following guidelines are adhered to:
No open fires are permitted.
Make sure toddlers and young children are kept at a safe distance.
Individual barbecues are not allowed to be used on any campus.
All barbecues shall be at least 10 feet from any structure.
Grills may not be used above ground level. This means that no barbecues may be placed on porches, balconies or roof decks.
Charcoal and wood barbecues:
Use only approved starter fluids.
Never add fluid to a fire once it has been started. Even a smoldering fire can cause the fluid to ignite and follow the stream back up into the can. Never use gasoline.
If you are using charcoal, the coals must be extinguished with water and left until the next day before disposal. Do not empty coals onto or near combustibles.
Propane fueled barbecues:
Make sure the connecting hose is not crimped.
Check all connections, hoses, regulator and grill connection for leaks. If you smell gas, shut off the valve at the tank.
Keep the cylinder out of direct sunlight. The added heat increases the pressure inside the cylinder.
Never place a propane cylinder on its side. Propane tanks contain liquid (and gas). Laying the cylinder down can cause a serious liquid leak. The liquid, when converted to a gas, expands 20 times in volume and has the explosive force of about 20 sticks of TNT.
Never store a propane tank inside a house, basement or garage. A minor leak in the tank can cause a major explosion.