Is It Hard To Avoid Injuries?11/28/2014 Back To Blog
Nothing is hard when things are thought through well. Garage door accidents usually happen because we disobey rules and have this crazy idea that bad things only happen to other people. Someone can be very easily injured by the overhead door but it's also equally easy to avoid accidents. This is hardly a paradox. It's the truth and the decision is entirely up to you. Most accidents happen because:
- People engage themselves in garage door repairs without having a clue of what to do most of the times
- They are also unprepared. They go to check garage door springs without wearing safety glasses
- People lose their balance while standing on stools
- They forget to disconnect and unplug the electric garage door opener before they repair the door
- They don't use c-clamps to keep the door open
- They fail to check the opener sensors
- They put their fingers in the joints of the sectional doors instead of installing handles
- They let children play around the door and with the remote
Time to take the right decisions to avoid accidents
Knowing the reasons for accidents can help you prevent them. It's definitely necessary to keep the whole system maintained and repair garage door parts when they are damaged. Though, it's equally vital to follow the unwritten rules as well. If you keep pulling the door with your hands from the edges and don't use handles, eventually your fingers will get caught in the joints. If you let the kids play with the door, they will eventually get hurt. Knowing that the springs are okay and the sensors functional is essential but don't push your luck.
If you take the right precautions and avoid doing risky things, injuries can be easily avoided. Garage systems are complex, the door is extremely heavy and parts get loose. It's easy to hurt yourself. Sometimes, it's actually too easy. So, avoid taking chances and instead take good decisions that will also teach your children how to behave around the door, too. Such steps will certainly minimize the possibility of injuries.