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Campsite Fire Guidance & Conditions:

In hiring our fire pits you agree to our terms and conditions of sale.

When hiring, you agree to use our fire pits in accordance with our safety guidelines below.
Fires are inherently dangerous and you must take adequate precautions.
We cannot be held liable for any damage to you, anyone else, pets or anything near or under our fire pits.
You use our fire pits at your own risk.​

Fire Pit Safety

1. Fire pit clearance

Before striking the match, never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your tent/motorhome/gazebo/caravan.

2. Fire pit fuel

Always use the wood provided.  DO NOT use wood/kindling from the local surroundings.  DO NOT burn anything other than the wood provided.

3. Starting the flame

Never use lighter fluid, gas, or kerosene to light a fire.

4. Putting out a fire safely

Once the fire has gone out and it is mostly ash that’s left in your fire pit, use a spade and spread the ashes out a little.  This speeds up the cooling process.

Slowly pour on water. It is important to be careful and take your time when pouring water over the ashes in your fire pit.  Steam will likely come off the ashes; you certainly don’t want that in your or anyone else’s face. 

Be sure to pour water over all the ashes, not just the ones that look hot or sizzle. Remember, do this very slowly; take your time to reduce the heat, and you will avoid possible fire pit damage due to extreme temperature fluctuations. Once the sizzling stops, you are ready to move on. 

Giving the ashes another stir with your shovel to make sure they are all well and truly wet is a great way to safeguard against any small embers you might have missed.

Using a fire extinguisher

Only use a dry-chemical extinguisher to put out a fire pit fire. Be ready to follow the PASS procedure: 1) Pull the pin; 2) Aim at the base of the fire; 3) Squeeze the trigger slowly; 4) Sweep the nozzle from side to side. Remember that most portable fire extinguishers have a range of just 6 to 10 feet and last for 8 to 10 seconds.


Fire Pit Safety Considerations

Sensible precautions you can take
It may seem obvious but...
Always have a first aid kit to hand. Most cars have first aid kits, but purchase one if you don't have one.
Perhaps buy a suitable burn treatment for any potential minor injuries, but go to A&E in the event of any more serious injuries.
Have a water source (or fire working extinguisher) nearby so that any fire can be extinguished quickly if required. 
Do not consume alcohol or other intoxicants when making and maintaining a fire.
​ At least one person needs to be road legal to drive to A&E in the event of any injuries.
Do not try to clean a firepit before it has cooled down. Ashes and the metal will be very hot.
​ Never touch a fire or the firepit while it is lit or while it is cooling. Do not wear loose clothing. Some fabrics (like nylon and polyester) are highly flammable.
Keep a safe distance from a fire pit- over 1m.
Do not try to move a firepit while it is lit.

Where you can and cannot use your firepit.
​ Never use your firepit indoors.
​ Never use your firepit in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces. (Carbon monoxide is hazardous to your health & can kill.)
Never place your firepit directly on flammable surfaces such as wood & plastics.

Never use flammable liquids or gases to start a fire. 
Do not burn anything other than the wood provided in your firepit.
Do not wear loose fitting clothing when building and maintaining a fire.

Children are naturally drawn to fires, so never ever leave children alone with a fire.
Always ensure there is adequate adult supervision.
Always educate your children about the dangers of fire.
When cooking marshmallows (or anything else) on a stick, please take extra care.
Marshmallows can become extremely hot when cooked and younger children can be badly burnt.
If hot marshmallows are dropped, young children will instinctively pick them up - stop them from doing so to avoid burns.
​ Do not play ball games etc. near open fires.

Animals are instinctively afraid of open fires, but that does not stop them from potential harm.
Keep dogs away from fires.

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