You probably grew up hearing your parents scold you and tell you that something in the house is NOT a toy and shouldn’t be played with. Well we hate to break it to you, but you’re going to hear that again, The Garage Door is NOT a toy & shouldn’t be treated as such! Rather the garage door is a large tool with lots of working parts that can be harmful when messed with. Now this usually isn’t a part of the home that is easy to limit access too because typically it is used by everyone in the household. So this means that it is important for everyone in the home to knows how to use it properly in order to avoid injury.
When talking to your kids about garage door safety you’ll want to discuss these topics in order to help them better understand the garage door.
This level of understanding for your kids should make them be less likely to mess with it when they’re feeling curious. You’ll want to go over the garage door system with them, including the following parts to help them understand how important it is:
Show them the extension and torsion spring systems used by the garage door. Let children know that the garage door spring should never be touched. If they find springs that have broken, they should let you know but never touch them themselves.
There are lifting cables on both sides of the door. These cables are the parts that actually lift the doors up and are under enormous pressure.
PHOTO-EYE REVERSAL SYSTEM
On both of the vertical tracks on either side of the garage door are small electrical devices that work to identify obstructions in the way of the door. This system is not dangerous but if it’s tinkered with and broken, it may stop working and may cause the garage door to fall on someone.
When your children understand the way the garage door works, their curiosity will fade and be replaced with knowledge and fascination. They’ll be eager to tell their friends about it and so their newfound knowledge may even help someone else.
If you have children, one of the most important things to help them understand is how important it is to stay safe around the garage door.