Generator Safety

Make sure to take care with portable electric generators. Although generators can be a good source of power, if they are improperly installed or operated they can become deadly. In addition, make sure not to connect generators directly to household wiring. The power from generators can backfeed along power lines and electrocute anyone coming in contact with them, including line technicians making repairs. A qualified, licensed electrician should install your generator to ensure that it meets local electrical codes.

Other tips for generators include: