Teach Your Children to Be DOOR Safe

Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Colourful paper confetti being blown at the camera by children

Summer is here, kids are out of school and rest assured they will spend a lot of time outside. This also means they will be running in and out of the garage getting their bikes, scooters and sporting equipment. Please, keep your children safe and take the time to teach them about the dangers of your garage doors.

One of the most overlooked “appliances” in your home, the garage door, is the heaviest and most dangerous. Our friends at the IDA (International Door Association) have created a DOOR SAFE teaching guide. Please review these four steps with your children.

Teach Your Kids to be Door Safe


  1. DOORS are heavy – never stand, run or play under or near a any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving.
  2. OPENERS are for adults – never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.
  3. OUCH! Never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt.
  4. REMOTES are for adults – never play with the remote controls in the car or on Mom & Dad’s keychain.

In honor of Garage Door Safety month, please review the DOOR SAFE information with your children. Remember to keep garage door opener transmitters and remotes out of the reach. Don’t forget, the garage door opener button should be installed at least five feet from the floor.

The team at Cressy Door and Fireplace wishes you a safe and fun loving summer with your family.