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Using generators

Never run generators indoors!

Generators can produce high levels of carbon monoxide (CO). Like electricity, CO cannot be seen or smelt.

If you start to feel sick, dizzy or weak while using the generator move away immediately and get some fresh air.

CO poisoning can kill!

Portable generators

A portable generator is handy when camping or for small power tools, televisions or other appliances when no electricity supply is available.

General do's and don'ts of running generators

General guidelines for safe operation of generators.

Powering appliances safely with generators

Guidelines for safely powering appliances with a generator.

Permanently connected generators

Guidelines for using permanently connected generators to provide backup power.

Last updated
13 September 2017

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