A garage door is the largest moving object in your home. The door is often operated by an electric door opener. Proper installation, maintenance, and testing is necessary to keep the garage a safe working environment. An opener that is not installed correctly can result in serious, and in some cases deadly, injury.

  1. Remember to treat your garage door opener like a key. Do not leave it in your car where it can be seen – hide it in the console, glove box or somewhere else in your car, but don't leave it on the visor where it can be seen.
  2. Never stand or walk under a moving door! Do not let children play "beat the door." It is very dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Adults should set a good example.
  3. Teach your children about the garage door safety. Explain the danger of being trapped under the door. Never let children play with or use transmitters or remote controls – always keep them out of reach. Children should be supervised in and around the garage door area.
  4. The push button wall control should also be out of reach of children (at least 5 feet from the floor) and away from all moving parts. Mount and use the button where you can clearly see the closing garage door, and keep the door in sight until it completely closes.