Hopefully, if you have small children in the family, you also think about garage safety. Many families use the alley as a playground for children to cycle, paint the pavement or push dolls or toy lawnmowers. During this playtime, the garage door is usually open, and the children can enter the garage on their own.
Garage Safety Tips for Children
It’s no secret that the metal garages is not the safest place for young children. You may have protected children from drawers or cabinets in your garage to keep your children safe from access to sharp tools or cleaning products. They also know that you shouldn’t leave power tools on. But how can you protect the garage door from the door?
Child safety at the garage door starts with you as a parent, just like any other type of safety you teach your children.
Many children are injured and even killed from running from behind or crawling under cars. Due to their small stature, they are invisible to drivers, especially in high-end vehicles such as vans, trucks, and SUVs. Parents need to make a “replica” when they are ready to move the car. A simple phrase like “look at the kids” warns other adults to keep an eye on children until the vehicle moves safely out.
Test Reversing Mechanism
It is an important safety feature for garage doors. So if you don’t have it, then you should consider it. Using this critical feature can make the garage door will automatically turn when something gets in the way.
Try something like a piece of wood at least once a month, and make sure the door turns as soon as it comes into contact with the object. If the mechanism fails, contact your garage door service provider immediately.
Take Care of Tools
My garage stores things like fence trimmers, camping axes, and knives. All tools, large or small, should be kept out of the reach of children. Large items can be stored in storage cabinets or securely attached to garage walls. Store the small things in boxes and baskets out of reach of children.
Don’t just clean your garage but also make it a very safe place for your children.
Inspect Garage Doors Often
Automatic garage doors should have sensors that re-open the door if there is something underneath. Test regularly by placing a cardboard box underneath and trying to close the garage door. If the door does not open again when attached to the chest, contact your garage door repairman immediately. Do not allow children to work or play with the garage door open or under the door when opening or closing. Make sure children are visible when you available or close the door. A child can jump out of nowhere and get hit by a door or get stuck under a door.
Don’t Let Children Play With Cars
Do not allow children to play in a car parked in the garage or driveway. It can lead to accidental locking and hyperthermia due to high temperatures in the vehicle. Never give children access to luggage for the same reason. Children playing in the car can also injure themselves when closing doors and windows. Keep car keys out of reach of children. Young children are great imitators and are known for driving cars and moving them.
Never leave children in a working car in the garage or driveway, even with the garage door open. Hazardous exhaust gases. There is also the risk of a child wearing equipment.
Keep Chemical Substances out of Reach Of Children
Do not put toxic substances in anything other than the original container. I know people who have a little more motor oil, paint thinner, or gasoline on hand in a pop bottle or food cup for a quick cleaning job. A child will never understand the difference and be able to drink the substance. Store the gasoline should remain in UL-approved metal containers, out of reach of children.
Ignoring the dangers that lurk in your garage can have dire consequences. This week’s blog explains why we have some tips to make your garage safer and more comfortable for kids.
Garage safety protects you and your family from serious injuries such as amputation and death. Performing safety and maintenance tasks at the repair shop regularly will ensure that you don’t have to go to the emergency room regularly. If you and your family are careful, your garage can be a very safe place.