Some people prepare for the possibility of a power outage by purchasing an electric generator as a standby system. A generator may help power lights and other necessary small appliances around the home or business until power is restored. However, generators can be expensive to run and maintain, noisy and most importantly may pose a serious safety hazard if not used and installed properly.
Both permanent and portable generators require users to be aware of the proper installation and use. Members are responsible for any injuries or damage caused from an improperly installed or improperly operated generator. Smart safety practices will protect you, your property, your neighbors and YVEA work crews. Stay safe and follow these generator safety tips: