"Barbecues should never be left unattended, especially when there are children around, and children should always be supervised around cooking," Mr Haywood said.
"Make sure gas cylinders and barbecue hoses and valves are tested before use. People using barbecues need to remember that they are working with hazardous and potentially dangerous materials, gas and fire, and exercise caution."
"When a cylinder leaks, especially on balconies, the gas pools until something ignites it like a cigarette or an electrical spark."
By following some simple precautions you can protect yourself and keep other people, properties and bushland safe when firing up the barbecue.
"Leaving your cooking unattended on the barbecue can also lead to a house fire. It is also important to remember that during summer, there will be total fire ban days, which will mean that certain types of barbecues - like those fuelled by hot coals - cannot be used," Mr Haywood warned.
New South Wales Strata Management can be contacted on 02 9890 1841.
New South Wales Strata Management is a member of the Strata Community Australia (SCA NSW). The company commenced business in early 1991, and is now part of the PICA Group of companies.
Licensed solely and specialising only in strata management services, the company has steadily grown to become one of the leading such organisations in New South Wales.
Our portfolio of properties covers the entire Sydney metropolitan area and even further afield. Properties currently under our management include residential units, townhouses and villas, commercial units including small shopping centres, industrial units, office blocks, professional suites, over 55 complexes and marinas.
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