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  • Safety: protecting park users

    Park managers know risk management is crucial and Christie is also dedicated to park patron health and safety.

    It’s why every Christie Parksafe BBQ has patented safety features designed and developed exclusively by Christie.

    And the new CCQ* range takes these up to the next level.

    CCQ has its controls at the front of the cooktop, above the benchtop, not down at knee height.


    This patented feature not only makes them easier to see and use, it also places them even further out of the reach of children.

    CCQ has an audible signal to alert the user whenever there is a change in operating mode. So patrons always know exactly what the CCQ is doing.

    To ensure that it is never turned on inadvertently, CCQ has a 6 second safety delay. The start button must be depressed and held down for a full six seconds before the unit will turn on.

    CCQ is simpler and therefore safer to operate with just one multifunction button and one indicator light.

    The hotplate must pre-heat and selfsterilise before it’s ready for safe cooking. So while this is happening the light will flash in ‘pre-heat’ mode.

    And when you’ve finished cooking, that single multifunction button now has a ‘STOP’ function, to save energy.

    Another new convenience feature is the 20 minute cooking cycle for both Gas and Electric models.

    CCQ’s enclosure sits in a raised hob to elevate and isolate the cooking area from the bench. This stops heat being transferred to the bench top.

    It also allows heat inside the cabinet to escape keeping the bench cool.

    Small children do get excited in a park.

    So, at a child’s eye level, there are warning signs on all sides of the CCQ.

    Around every CCQ hotplate there is a 100mm protection zone. If a small hand reaches up onto the bench it shouldn’t touch anything hot.

    Excited children will also run about without much care.

    So corners on Christie Parksafe bench tops are rounded with polycarbonate inserts to soften any accidental impact.

    Children like to explore everything so Christie Parksafe BBQs are designed without protrusions or ledges that might assist climbing.

    Every Christie Parksafe benchtop is also at least 900mm above the ground and, in fully supervised locations, can be fitted with an optional insulated lid to cover the plate after use.

    Christie Parksafe. began business as an Electrical Engineering and Contracting company operating on the Mornington Peninsula area of Victoria, Australia. In the early 1970’s they perceived the need for easy access to outdoor entertaining and conceived the idea of producing fixed electrical public cooking facilities in attractive environmental outdoor settings for public use. In 1974 they began selling these products to Municipal Councils throughout Australia; with the most prominent being the highly successful number along Alexandra Avenue on the bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne. In addition there are in excess of 500 units on Queensland’s Gold Coast and 500 units in Australia’s Capital, Canberra.: