Barbecues and Bonfires

The approach to be taken to ensure the safety in the use of barbecues, including the areas where they may be used, depends on the type of barbecue.

A barbecue should be a safe and enjoyable experience but it's all too easy to be distracted when there are people around you whilst cooking. To avoid injuries or damage to property, follow these simple precautions

Moveable barbecues used at events organised by Colleges, Departments or the Students Union including Students Union affiliated groups must gain approval from the Safety Office.

The advice for the safe use of barbecues, which is given below, must be followed.

General safety applicable to all barbecues

Charcoal Barbecues

The fixed charcoal barbecues are located in County and Grizedale Colleges and may be used subject to University rules regarding noise.

The used charcoal should be disposed of into the metal barbecue disposal bins provided adjacent to the barbecues.

Disposable Barbecues

Disposable barbecues operated by members of the University may only be used in designated areas on campus.

Gas Barbecues

Where Gas barbecues are used as part of a college, department or LUSU event the following safety guidance should be used:

Electric Barbecues


Bonfires for BBQ purposes are not permitted on campus. Bonfires may be permitted occasionally as part of wider managed events where permission will be dependent upon Facilities agreeing the location and a suitable and sufficient risk assessment being agreed with the Safety Office.

Permission must be sought at least 2 weeks in advance of the proposed event

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