Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can kill, so never run generators indoors!

Generators can produce high levels of CO, and like electricity, cannot be seen or smelt.

If you feel sick, dizzy or weak using a generator, move away immediately and get some fresh air.

Portable generators

Guidelines for using portable generators when no electricity supply is available.

General do's and don'ts of running generators

General guidelines for the safe operation of generators.

Powering appliances with generators

Guidelines for safely powering appliances with a generator.

Permanently connected generators

Guidelines for using permanently connected generators to provide backup power.