How to safely use a portable generator is the first thing you should know before you purchase one or begin operation. It goes without saying that proper periodic maintenance will keep your portable generator running for years. But safety is not periodic. Safety is ALWAYS. Most safety considerations are common sense, and as such, can often be overlooked or ignored. A portable generator that lasts for years is of no use if YOU don’t.
Whether you use your portable generator around the house, on the job-site, or for recreational power, most safety considerations are common every time you use one. Remember you are dealing with an internal combustion engine and an electrical power source. Both have their considerations.