Four Generator Safety Tips
If not used properly, generators can be dangerous.
Choosing the Right Generator
Generators offer great convenience during power outages, but if not used properly, they are dangerous. Follow these guidelines for safe use:
- Store gasoline outside your home – away from living quarters and livestock barns;
- Always use a generator outside, never indoors or in an attached garage;
- Protect a generator from rain and snow while stored and during use;
- Use heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords sized to match the power load and the length of the cord.