Garage doors are often the largest moving objects in the home and when a large object moves there is an element of danger to any person near it so all householders should make every attempt to reduce any risk of injury to themselves, visitors and in particular any children.
If the garage door is automated with an opener and remote devices it is essential to follow the safety recommendations of the manufacturer of the opener.
Operation of the garage door should only be done by adults, do not allow children to operate the door.
Children should be supervised when the door is in use.
Only operate the door when people are a safe distance away from the door.
Only operate the door when the door is in full view and free from objects including people, pets, cars, bikes, toys and so on.
Ensure that the door is fully open before driving into or out of the garage.
Regular maintenance of the door is required, please refer to the door care section on this website for further details.
Please contact Taurean® Door Systems for more advice or to book a service.
Residential garage doors in use with an automation system (opener)
If the garage door is automated please refer to the safety recommendations of the manufacturer.
If the door opener is disengaged to manual operation ensure people and objects are not near the doorway.
If the opener has a wall switch or wall mounted transmitter install this out of reach of children.
Make sure the installation position of the wall switch or transmitter has a clear view of the garage door.
As the door opener is not recommended for use by children supervision of children when near the door and opener should occur.
Make sure the opener’s remote controls are kept out of reach of children.
The safety obstruction force of the opener should be regularly checked to ensure it is working correctly. Refer to the installation manual.
As an additional safety precaution it is strongly recommended that Photo Electric (PE) beams are fitted on the garage door. In many countries PE beams are a mandatory safety device when doors are fitted with automatic openers.