General Garage Safety Advice

Dec 1

General Garage Safety Advice

The garage is designed to be one of the most functional spaces of a home. When a garage is messy and cluttered, there is the potential for serious injury or property damage. Improving garage conditions by reducing risk helps to make the garage a safer place to be.

Here are some tips for improving the general safety of your garage.

GET ORGANIZED

Organize the items in the garage by managing clutter. Garages typically tend to be full of old clothing, cardboard boxes, and other flammable items that can block walkways and become fire hazards. Purge clutter regularly by either recycling what can be recycled or throwing things away. Ensure the walkways are kept clutter-free.

MAKE IT CHILD-PROOF

Garages contain numerous hazardous items that should be kept stored away at all times. For example, chemicals such as cleaning products, car maintenance fluids, and pesticides should be kept out of children’s reach. Locked away in a garage storage cabinet is the best option for these chemicals.

Another way to make the garage child-proof is by keeping power tools and sharp objects safely stored away. They can be placed securely on high shelves or peg hooks. Never leave cables or rope lying around or hanging from hooks or rafters. Disconnect tools from the power supply when not in use.

Ensure children cannot gain access to the garage and are always supervised when in the garage.

KEEP AN EYE ON CARBON MONOXIDE

Cars, furnaces, and any device that burns fuel will emit carbon monoxide. Consider installing a carbon monoxide detector to help protect your household from this odorless, deadly gas. Regularly check the detector’s batteries and replace them annually.

REGULARLY CHECK THE GARAGE DOORS AND OPENER

The garage door is the home’s largest moving object. When evaluating the overall safety of the garage, it makes sense to inspect them. Here are some safety tips for your garage doors:

  • Regularly inspect the door springs and cables for excessive wear.

  • Ensure the door remote control is kept out of children’s reach.

  • Carry out a monthly test of the auto-reverse safety feature and opener.

  • Know where and how to use the emergency release handle.

IMPROVE THE LIGHTING

The garage is where we park our cars and functions as a storage facility and workshop. Yet garages tend to be poorly lit, making them difficult to get around and unsafe. Invest in creating a well-lit garage with overhead lighting, additional light fixtures where required, and appropriate bulbs and wattage.

KEEP THE GARAGE FLOOR WELL MAINTAINED

When it comes to garage safety, the floor is typically overlooked. A damaged cement floor not only looks terrible but presents a tripping hazard. Consider investing in a professional epoxy treatment that will smooth out the floor and make it fire resistant to improve garage safety.

GARAGE SAFETY

The home garage is the area most prone to hazards. Poor lighting, dangerous tools, and uneven flooring are just a few of the common causes of injuries. To make the garage safer, keep it as clutter-free as possible, ensure it has good lighting, and consider investing in professional epoxy treatment to create garage floors that are smooth, slip-free, and fire-resistant.

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