Portable Generator Safety Rules to Live By

Portable Generators 

- Home Backup

- Recreation

- Contractor Job Sites

- Home DIY Projects

Power For

Portable Generator Safety Rules

- Severe Illness

- Hospitalization

- House Fires

CO2 Poisoning -

Electrocution -

Funerals -


Read Owners Manual Safety Guidelines

Heed Safety Sticker  Warnings

Protect The Generator From Rain / Snow / Ice

Avoid Electrocution

Never Use Damaged Extension Cords

Keep the Generator and Cords Away from Standing Water

Backfeeding Dangers

Illegal almost Everywhere

Electrocution Hazard

Never Plug a Generator into an Appliance or Convenience Outlet

Don't Use Male-Male Extension Cords

Overloaded Wiring Risk of Fire

Liability if  Illegal or Unsafe Generator Connection Causes Injury or Death

Take It Outside

Never Run a Generator Indoors

Carbon Monoxide Kills In Minutes!

Do Not Run In Garage

Or in a Shed

You Cannot Make Indoor Use Safe

Place 20 Feet Away From House-Tent-RV

Never On The:

Balcony Porch Deck Patio Next to House

Where Wind Won't Blow Exhaust Toward You or Neighbors

Use Heavy Duty Outdoor-Rated Cords

Minimum Cord Rating = Outlet Amp Rating

20 Amp Outlet Minimum 20 Amp Cord

30 Amp Outlet Minimum 30 Amp Cord

Manual Transfer Switch With Inlet Box + Generator Cord

Safest-Easiest-Fastest Home Generator Connection

Run Any Appliance

 - Furnace  - Water Heater  - A/C  - Dishwasher  - Refrigerator

Shut Off Generator To Refuel

Let it Cool for 5 Minutes

(Time to Check the Oil)

Clean Up Gasoline Spills Before Restarting

Store Gasoline in Approved Containers

Refill with a Safety Can