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Shop Safety - Bay Doors


It's winter time again and shop doors everywhere are closed to keep the heat in. With this in mind please be mindful to ensure the bay doors are raised completely anytime you exit or enter a repair bay. Each year we have at least one incident where a vehicle makes contact with a shop door, and this leads to very costly and easily preventable damage.

A few easy tips to avoid a costly and dangerous incident:

  • Always alert someone that you are about to enter the building.
  • Make visual and verbal contact with a shop employee to make sure the door is completely raised.
  • Verify yourself that the door is open fully and has stopped moving.
  • Do not proceed through a partially opened door, and do not assume someone is watching you. Get out and look if you are unsure.
  • Make sure your equipment is free and clear of the door before it is closed.
  • Be alert and watchful as you enter and exit the building.
  • Sound your horn as you enter and exit the building to alert others that you are in motion.

Safety is a team effort that requires the cooperation and contributions of everyone involved. Please help us avoid these incidents by following the above tips, and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at any time.


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