Garage door safety month

Each year in June, the door and access systems industry recognizes Garage Door Safety Month. While the importance of safety is recognized year-round, June is a special month for IDA members to take the opportunity to share their professionalism and dedication to safety with consumers and the markets they serve.

The promotion of safety is beneficial to our industry, your company and the public. To help IDA members promote safety this month, IDA has created several resources for use: press release templates, social media outreach ideas, and a resource page of safety videos and FAQs.

Resource Page of Safety Videos and FAQs

Thanks to IDA’s Industry Members, this resource page has been created with links to safety videos, safety flyers, FAQs about products and safety, and other items that IDA Dealer Members can use internally and to promote your business.

Use these materials to help educate staff internally and promote your company as an expert in safety and build trust in your community. Include these tools on your website, as resources in your communications with customers, in press releases and as posts on your social media accounts. Here are some specific ideas for using these resources:

  • Review these educational resources with technicians and staff to stay up to date on the latest safety recommendations.
  • Link to these videos on your website and reach out to customers to remind them about periodic safety checks. Consider running a discounted safety check option in June.
  • Include safety information in a press release (see template above) to a local television station, radio, or newspaper and offer to be interviewed about garage door safety.
  • During Garage Door Safety Month, post a safety video once a week on your Facebook accounts highlighting different aspects of garage door and operator safety.
  • Create a mailer for customers as a friendly reminder to get their garage door inspected periodically and reference these materials.

Have specific questions on how to use these materials? Reach out to info@doors.org for help!

Safety Resources from IDA Industry Members (in alphabetical order):

Amarr/Entrematic:

Action Industries:

Clopay:

Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA):

Heroal:

International Door Association:

Tool Box Talks: sign into the “members only” section of the IDA website to access these Tool Box Talks on a variety of topics that help to service as regular reminders of the importance of safety and continually reinforce your company’s commitment to the safety of each employee.

JCM TECHNOLOGIES SA:

Captive System

Surewinder:

Surewinder tools wind residential and commercial torsion springs using a cordless drill. It prevents rotator cuff injuries and winding bar mishaps.