One of the most common problems with old or outdated sectional garage doors is areas between sections of the door where people, particularly children, can get their fingers trapped, crushed or bruised. Section joints can be shielded through good design to make them less likely to present this risk. Other moving parts such as moving rollers, holes in the tracks which fingers could get caught in can also help improve safety.
Other finger trapping risks
Other risks if the design allows easy access include children putting their fingers in large holes in the track, a door closing on a child’s arm or limb which can be pressed up against track brackets and wide gaps in opening sections of sectional garage doors.
For more information on ensuring your garage door is maintained and contains the correct safety features for your needs call B & L Shutters in the UK free on 0800 924 7127 or email us here