Because outdoors is the only safe place to operate a portable generator, taking it outside is absolutely mandatory to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide. But there's even more you can do. By educating yourself about all carbon monoxide risks, you'll be better prepared to protect your family from this colorless, odorless threat.
Before reading these tips, always read the Owner’s Manual and instructions for your generator. Carefully follow all instructions and warnings in order to safely start and operate the generator. Do NOT cut corners when it comes to safety.
These tips are merely supplemental and are not intended to substitute reading of the Owner’s Manual.
Carbon Monoxide and Ventilation
Gasoline, Fueling and Burn Safety
Electrocution Hazard and Electrical Shock Hazards
Generator Placement and Operation