PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY
FOR NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
List; Hand-held Companion to Generator Operating Manuals
– September 22, 2015
– In observance of September
National Preparedness Month, GenTent®
today issued its Top 10 Portable Generator Safety Tips. Coinciding with the U.S. campaign theme
targeting power outages, the safety list stresses precautionary steps, as well
as safe operating procedures to avoid CO poisoning, electrocution, and even
death while ensuring the generator remains ready to run. For additional information, watch GenTent’s
recommendations for safe operations
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by the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the Department of Homeland
Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to
prepare for home, business, school or community-based emergencies. Portable generator usage is of particular
concern as the
Products Safety Commission (CPSC) underscored that, “the majority (85 percent)
of non-fire related deaths (1999-2012) were linked to carbon monoxide poisoning
from improper operations of portable generators.”
inform operators of improper use, GenTent has developed its Top 10 Portable
Generator Safety Tips. The list is a must-have companion to operating
manuals and placards, identifying unsafe usage before CO poisoning, electric
shocks, burns and other common injuries occur.
Top 10 Portable Generator Safety Tips:
Never run a generator in wet weather
without a generator tent to avoid electrocution and generator damage.
Never operate indoors or in a garage, even with
the door open or CO poisoning may result – always run it at least 10 feet from
To prevent overheating, never fully enclose the
Avoid creating a circuit through your body by
using only one hand when touching your generator and always wear rubber-soled
Don’t run your generator in Hurricane Force
Never stand over the hot muffler area while
Avoid fuel clogging – shut off the fuel valve
and run the generator until it stalls to avoid clogging of the carburetor or
fuel injectors. Use fresh fuel and fuel stabilizer if storing the generator for
long periods of time.
Turn off the generator main switch before
plugging in the generator or starting.
Never operate in floodwaters.
For emergency backup power to a home or a building, always use a
safe transfer switch.
the numerous warning labels posted on portable generators, many owners continue
to use them under unsafe conditions,” said Mark Carpenter, CEO, Founder, GenTent
Safety Canopies. “As a leading promoter of portable generator safety, GenTent
has developed this list as a public service to inform operators and encourage
safe operations under any conditions.”
products keep portable and inverter generators:
- Safe while running in wet weather by protecting the
Electrical Panels, from any angle, including Blizzard and Hurricane force
- Portable and easily movable — with easy access for
refueling and maintenance.
- Naturally cool — unlike generator dog houses or other
full canvas enclosures, cooling air is not blocked.
- Able to naturally expel exhaust gasses so no buildup of
poisoning gasses occurs.
Canopies and GenTent XKi for outdoor enthusiasts are available for ordering
online, or by contacting the company via email:
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GenTent® Safety Canopies are easy-to-install weatherproof covers that
ensure safe operations of portable generators in virtually any wet weather
conditions while keeping the generator portable. The GenTent eliminates
CO poisoning or electrocution risks by enabling portable generators to safely
operate outdoors away from structures during wet weather. Installation is a
- Clamp it, Frame it and Cover it – to “Weatherproof Your Power”
patented, portable generator safety canopies are Made in the USA and relied on
by the National Guard as well as homeowners and businesses during such notable
storms as SuperStorm Sandy. GenTent is considered the premier safety
canopy for portable generators operated by RV owners, tailgaters, campers,
homeowners, businesses and first responders. For more information visit:
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