• Allow at least 5 feet of clearance on all sides of the gen-
erator when operating to prevent overheating and fire.
• Do not operate the generator if connected electrical
devices overheat, if electrical output is lost, if engine or
generator sparks, or if flames or smoke are observed
while unit is running.
• Keep a fire extinguisher near the generator at all times.
1. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70: The
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE (NEC) available from
2. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000:
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY CODE
available from www.nfpa.org
4. Agricultural Wiring Handbook available from
www.rerc.org, Rural Electricity Resource Council P.O.
Box 309 Wilmington, OH 45177-0309
5. ASAE EP-364.2 Installation and Maintenance of Farm
www.asabe.org, American Society of Agricultural &
Biological Engineers 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI
6. CSA C22.2 100-14 Electric motors and generators for
installation and use, in accordance with the Rules of
the Canadian Electrical Code
7. ANSI/PGMA G300 Safety and Performance of Porta-
ble Generators. Portable Generator Manufacturer's
This list is not all inclusive. Check with the Authority Hav-
ing Jurisdiction (AHJ) for any local codes or standards
which may be applicable to your jurisdiction.