Never go not operate your portable generator inside the home or garage. Always use generators outdoors, away from doors, windows, and vents.
* Never store petrol inside your home or in an area where open flame is present, such as a water heater or other appliance with a pilot light or gas burner
* Do not overload your portable generator. It must have a maximum wattage rating greater than your anticipated requirement.
* Keep the generator dry. Use on a dry surface under an open structure.
* Cover your portable generator and protect it from the elements to prevent electrical shorting and rusting. Make sure that nothing comes in contact with the exhaust system and that the exhaust is kept clear.
Do not run generator in sandy or dusty areas without placing it on a suitable ground cover or plinth. Sand or dust can be sucked into the intake slots and cause serious problems and expensive repairs.