The Common Garage Dangers and Accidents: Watch Your Head

Garages, like any other thing on planet earth, have their disadvantages too. However, a garage – when properly planned and organized – can have advantages that can far more outweighs its disadvantages as well. Therefore, the wisest thing for the garage owner to do is to acquaint himself with the possible disadvantages, hazards and some dangers of garages.

It is not to say that garage doors’ are monsters’ open mouths, simply waiting for its unsuspecting garage homeowner to step into his own personal household horror booth straight out of a twisted carnival show or a hell room of circus contraptions. However, since garages may have accessories that are remote-controlled and motorized that can easily malfunction, it is best for the garage owner to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to garage safety measures, especially when there are kids around the house.

To prevent yourself from garage dangers and garage-related injuries, here are some of the common dangers and injuries that can occur in garages:

1. slips and falls As a car park area, garage floors can be greasy. Therefore, as much as possible, hose down your garage floor with soap suds to de-grease it. Keep children from running in and out of car park garages.

2. garage fires As a hobby room, a garage can hold as varied an item as woods, oils, papers, paint, and other highly-flammable materials. Any tiny spark can trigger a huge fire. It is important to refrain from smoking inside the garage or anywhere near it.

3. poisoning, cuts and bruises As a garage can store many household items such as pesticides, car fluids, lighter fluids, poisoning can also likely occur when not careful. Poisonous materials are best kept in high shelves and out of children’s reach. Rakes, shovels, scissors, chisels and saws are also better kept out of children’s hands and heads. Cuts and bruises resulting from falling hard and sharp objects and from stepping on sharp objects are possible dangers that are likely to happen inside a garage.

4. machines As garages are used for hobbies, some garages may contain motors, machines and electric items that can endanger not only children but adults as well. Electric saws, lawn mowers, paper shredders, automatic garage doors are among those found in garages that can cause danger.