Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
a patient or visitor a physician or healthcare professional an employer
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size

medical services home
For Kids
search by doctor name 
Doctor Name Contains (Smart Search)
search by specialty

search by city/zip code
Find a doctor near your location by entering a city name OR ZIP code.

Within miles:
0 1 5 10 15 30 30+

search by insurance
Insurance Name Contains (Smart Search)
 (what's this)

safety: garage

Playing It Safe: In the Garage

Even though there might be cool and mysterious stuff inside, a garage isn't a good place to play. Click your move over the picture below to find out why.

Garage Safety

Safety Gasoline Chemicals Tools Keys Sensor Opener Car Driver Car Door Garage Door Garage Safety
Generally speaking, a garage is not a place where children should play or even have access to without an adult. Keep these hazards in mind.

Gasoline is an especially hazardous substance in the garage. Store gasoline in UL approved metal containers out of the reach of children.

Most garages contain dangerous & toxic chemicals like fertilizer, anti-freeze & pesticides. Keep these chemicals in a high cupboard, preferably locked.

Make sure tools are in cabinets or secured to the wall so children cannot access them or cause them to fall.

Keep car keys away from children.

Garage Door Sensor
Check the door sensor regularly by putting a cardboard box under the door & attempting to close the door.

Garage Openers
Children should never be allowed to operate or play with a garage door opener or hang onto the door as it is opening.

Never let children play in cars. Never give children access to the trunk for the same reasons.

Driver Awareness
Many children have been injured & even killed when they run behind a car backing out of the garage, so be cautious.

Car Doors
Children playing in cars also run the risk of injuries from door slams & window entrapments.

Garage Doors
Never leave children in a running car in the garage, even with the garage door open. An adult should always have children in view when opening or closing the garage door.

Back to the top

quick links patient information health care professional information employer information connect with Advocate

About Advocate | Contact Us | Jobs | SiteMap | Terms of Use | Notice of privacy practices ®Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA | 1.800.3.ADVOCATE | TDD 312.528.5030