Garage Safety Is Becoming More Important

Gone are the days when garages were simply used as parking areas and otherwise ignored. Nowadays, residential spaces have become more costly so garages tend to be used for a wider range of purposes, such as workshops, exercise rooms and entertainment centres. As garages become more multi-functional, safety becomes more important. Keeping this reality in mind, here are some tips to consider:

  • Ensure all working and walking areas are well lit, and use storage/shelving to keep spaces safe and clutter-free.
  • Clean up spills, oily spots, sawdust, wood chips and other combustibles immediately.
  • Avoid storage, traffic or activity near heaters and garage-door opener wires, cables, springs, doors, etc.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy. Never barbecue inside your garage, or store propane tanks indoors.
  • Don’t leave your garage-door remote control device in an unlocked car – especially if it provides access to your house.