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Commercial Garage Door Safety Tips to Stop Workplace Accidents

Your commercial garage door is an important part of your workplace, but it can also be a danger if it’s not properly maintained. You can prevent commercial garage door-related accidents by keeping your garage door functioning properly, by installing high-quality commercial garage doors, and by making policies that promote proper garage door safety. Below are some of the tips that we suggest you follow if you’re trying to ensure that your workplace will be as safe as possible for your employees and customers.


Test the Safety Features

Become familiar with the safety features on your commercial garage door and test them on a regular basis. Garage doors are required to have a “reverse on contact” feature that means the doors must reverse if they close on an object that is not the ground where the door rests. You can test this feature by placing a 2×4 board in the path of the closing door. If the door doesn’t reverse course after touching the 2×4, the safety features may need to be replaced.


If you break the laser with the pole and the door doesn’t reverse course, this too is a sign that something is going wrong with the door.


You can also test the garage door safety features by waiving a broom or pole in the path of the closing door, so it breaks the laser that passes between the photoelectric eyes, found about 6 inches above the ground on either side of the door’s opening. If you break the laser with the pole and the door doesn’t reverse course, this too is a sign that something is going wrong with the door. Hire a commercial garage door contractor to get the work done.

Make Policies that Promote Proper Safety

Proper garage door safety requires proper training and good policies to ensure that employees know how to use the garage door properly. Create a set of policies that answer important questions such as:

  • Who is allowed to operate the door?
  • What kind of training is used to operate the door?
  • When should the door be opened and closed?
  • Is there a procedure for locking the door? How is this done, who should do it, and when should the door be locked?


Put these policies in writing and train your employees to ensure everyone is on the same page while at work.


Install High-Quality Commercial Garage Doors

Most important of all to ensure that your commercial garage doors are safe for the people at your workplace is to install high-quality commercial garage doors. Installing good garage doors can help ensure that your doors will work properly when they’re needed, will be less likely to malfunction in a way that could cause injuries, and will require less maintenance in order to keep functioning.


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High-quality commercial garage doors are far less likely to malfunction and create potential hazard risks for your workplace.


Need a New Commercial Garage Door? Call Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City Today

The first step to maintaining a safe commercial garage door is to install a door from a reputable company. Call Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to get started with the process.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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