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Safe Operation Of Emergency Generators

If you are planning to use an emergency generator during the winter, here are some valuable safety tips to follow:

  • Make sure that you have installed the generator as per the manufacturer's instructions. Hire a licensed and knowledgeable contractor to install the unit. This is essential to ensure proper and safe operation.
  • Be sure to have the installation inspected by an appropriate Electrical Safety Authority.
  • Portable generators should be carefully placed to ensure that fumes do not enter the home.
  • Do not store fuel for the generator inside your home. Keep it in an approved container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Refuel the generator according to manufacturer's recommendations.

Source: Office of the Fire Marshall (Ontario).