Garage Safety Measures
A garage is potentially a dangerous place and safety is all important to avoid accidents and injury. The following are some measures for staying safe.
A tidy garage is a safer garage so it pays to have adequate storage for tools, parts, and machinery. Keeping these securely stored out of the way will reduce the chances of tripping over equipment left on the floor or being struck by an item falling from height.
Its is almost impossible to keep the floor of a garage dry at all times and spills of water, oil, brake fluid, and other liquids can pose a slipping hazard. Installing a good quality non-slip surface can help to guard against falls and there are a few ways to do this.
Do-it-yourself options include laying non-slip tape, painting with an anti-slip floor coating, or installing garage floor tiles. There are also companies that specialize in garage flooring for those that want a high quality finish.
The exhaust fumes from a vehicle and other machinery include Carbon Monoxide (CO) and a build up of this can have fatal consequences. To detect this requires alarms as CO is colorless and odorless. An important garage safety measure is therefore to install CO alarms.
Spending time in the garage can be enjoyable, but it pays to be careful and take the safety measures required to avoid accidents.