Like most mechanical equipment, garage doors and openers are easy to use, and provide
tremendous convenience. And like most mechanical equipment, if operated improperly,
garage doors can cause injury, or even death. It is very important for you and your family to be
aware of potential hazards and to have your garage door labeled to point out these potential
Extension and torsion springs, along with attached hardware, are under extreme tension at all
times. All tension must be released from springs before any work is performed on the springs,
door sections, or hardware. Only a professionally trained service person should relieve the
springs of any tension.
As with any door, caution must be used when closing it. Do not attempt to manually close a
garage door by placing fingers between the sections as a place to grab onto the door. Serious
injury could result! Use the step plate/lift handle or pull rope attached to the door to pull the door
These brackets are attached to the springs, which are under extreme tension. Never attempt to
loosen them unless all tension is first removed from the springs. Only a professionally trained
service person should relieve the springs of any tension.
Garage door opener, wall control panel, and remote controls: Your garage door opener is a
great convenience, but can cause injury if used improperly. Never let anyone "race to beat the
door" as it closes. Keep the wall control panel at least five feet above the ground and the
remote controls away from children. Instruct children never to play underneath the area where
the garage door closes. Always keep the door in full view as it operates and do not leave the
area until the door completely opens or closes.