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Industrial Generator Safety: Do’s and Don’ts 

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Industrial Generator 101

Electricity and power are a common day necessity. For those that need backup power, you can rely on large portable generators. Industrial generators serve as emergency power or as the main power source when other resources are not available. 

One thing to keep in mind is that large portable generators can be very dangerous. You can get electrocuted if you do not know what you’re doing. You can also accidentally spark up an electrical line.

Always follow instructions carefully and be sure to ask questions when you buy or rent an industrial generator. 

Purchase or rent the right industrial generator

Choose a large portable generator rated for your power needs. Review the labels on the equipment you plan to connect to the generator.

The industrial generator should produce more power than will be drawn by the equipment you connect to it. If the generator doesn’t produce enough power for your needs, don’t use all the equipment at the same time. If your equipment draws more power than the large generator can produce, the equipment could be damaged, or you could blow a fuse.

If you want help to determine the amount of power you’ll need, ask Power Plus!

Large Generator Safety Do's and Don'ts:

- Don’t connect your generator directly to your business's electrical system unless a qualified professional has installed the generator with a transfer switch. If you do, it can “back feed” into the power lines connected to your business. This could kill linemen who may be working to repair outages many miles away.

- Don’t overload the large portable generator. Only use it to power equipment with a total kw lower than your generator.

- Don’t store fuel for generators indoors or near a water heater or other fuel-burning appliances.

- Don’t touch a portable generator if you are wet or standing on a wet surface.

- Don’t leave a running portable generator unattended. Turn it off before you leave the premises.

- Do place your large portable generator in an outdoor area that will be dry and away from rain and snow. .

- Do properly ground your portable generator to avoid electrical shocks.

- Do shut off the generator before refueling it.

- Do have a fire extinguisher nearby.

- Do keep children away.

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