Manufacturers and Portable Generator Safety Awareness

The Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association (PGMA) is a trade association that seeks to develop and influence safety and performance standards for our industry's products. The Association is also dedicated to educating consumers on the safe use of portable generators, and has developed the Take it Outside™ campaign to support its mission. Formed in 2009, PGMA members include major manufacturers of portable generators sold in North America and a significant majority of the industry.  Working in collaboration with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the PGMA have made many important strides to assure portable generators are used properly and that consumers are well-informed about the dangers.

PGMA members also agree that operating portable generators in wet conditions can pose a risk of shock and electrocution as outlined in their safety guidelines.

GenTent Safety Canopies is a member of the PGMA, and our CEO serves on the  technical committee. As a company GenTent strongly endorses the objectives laid out by the association, and aims to continue serving and assist in reviewing safety enhancements for proper generator usage.


Too often, consumers mistakenly run their generator in a protected space (like a garage) to avoid the electrocution and damage hazards inherent in running a portable generator outside in wet weather. Many consumers don't realize the extreme danger they put themselves and their family in as a result. 


GenTent, the generator tent market innovator, stands ready to enable consumers to Take It Outside™, even when the weather does not cooperate! 

The GenTent product line is a proven safety product, with manufacturer and independent testing results

Portable generator manufacturers have endorsed GenTent; and the Covered by GenTent™ program which provides generator manufacturers their own branded custom protective canopies.

GenTent is the only engineered product on the market today that keeps generators safe to use and protected from damage, in rain and severe wet weather.