Roller Shutters: Safety Tips

WA Roller Doors provide commercial roller shutters across Perth. Roller shutters provide many benefits – their durability and strength ensure they can withstand wear and tear for longer periods of time. However, due to their size and weight, safety precautions are often needed for roller shutters to prevent any incidents from occurring. Here at WA Roller Doors, we’ve put together our top safety tips to extend the lifespan of your Perth commercial roller shutters and keep everyone safe. 


Whenever a roller shutter is being raised or lowered, operational safety needs to be considered. Establishing set rules around who can and cannot operate commercial roller shutters is an important part of this. Examples include prohibiting operation under the influence of alcohol and drugs or specifying that someone must be fully trained to operate the garage door. In general, most roller shutters are easy to operate, however it’s always a good idea to have trained employees that know what to do in an emergency or when the hardware fails. 


In addition to operational rules, most companies need rules for general employees to follow when it comes to commercial roller shutter safety. For example, avoiding walking under the doors while they are opening and closing or calling a professional for maintenance issues rather than attempting a DIY solution. All of these rules are put in place to avoid injury – if you’re specifically worried about employee safety, you could consider installing motion sensors. 

Potential Signs of a Problem

A commercial roller shutter is highly durable and made to last, however issues can still arise for a number of reasons, even if it’s just wear and tear from age or use. If you notice any of the following problems with your roller shutter, it’s advisable to contact a garage door technician to check it out before it becomes a larger issue:

  • Sticking door
  • Unresponsive door
  • Odd noises
  • Long time between services


Regular roller shutter maintenance is necessary to keep everything running smoothly. All garage doors can be prone to failure over time, creating potentially dangerous situations if issues are not addressed early on. Therefore it’s important to call a repair or servicing company like WA Roller Doors, so they can identify where the problem is and address it properly. Additionally, accidents happen – if your roller shutter sustains any damages or dents, it’s important to look at repairs/replacements to maintain safety and security. If you’re still not sure about maintenance, check out our article on the 7 indications your garage door needs a service.

How we can help

WA Roller Doors has a complete range of Roller Shutters, designed and manufactured to supply all types of commercial projects, replacement door applications and commercial roller shutters. Additionally, we provide  premium maintenance and repairs services to both residential and commercial customers across Perth. If you’re looking for a roller shutter solution, contact our friendly team today on (08) 9285 0333 or via our website.


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