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Generac Power Systems 004988-4 Owner's Manual: Safety Rules

Liquid-cooled, prepackaged standby generator.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – The manufacturer suggests that these rules for safe
operation be copied and posted in potential hazard areas. Safety should be stressed to all
operators, potential operators, and service and repair technicians for this equipment.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – This manual contains important instructions that should be
followed during installation and maintenance of the generator and batteries.
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the state
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
This product contains or emits chemicals
known to the state of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Study these SAFETY RULES carefully before installing,
operating or servicing this equipment. Become familiar
with this Owner's Manual and with the unit. The gen-
erator can operate safely, efficiently and reliably only if
it is properly installed, operated and maintained. Many
accidents are caused by failing to follow simple and fun-
damental rules or precautions.
The manufacturer-cannot-anticipate-every-possible-cir-
cumstance that might-involve-a-hazard.-The-warnings-in
this manual, and on tags and decals affixed to the unit
are, therefore,-not-all-inclusive. If using a procedure,
work method or operating technique that the manufac-
turer does not specifically recommend, ensure that it
is safe for others. Also make sure the procedure, work
method or operating technique utilized does not render
the generator unsafe.
Despite the safe design of this generator,
operating this equipment imprudently, neglecting
its maintenance or being careless can cause
possible injury or death. Permit only responsible
and capable persons to install, operate or maintain
this equipment.
Potentially lethal voltages are generated by these
machines. Ensure all steps are taken to render the
machine safe before attempting to work on the
Parts of the generator are rotating and/or hot dur-
ing operation. Exercise care near running genera-
Liquid-cooled 30 kW Generators
• For safety reasons, The manufacturer recommends
that this equipment be installed, serviced and repaired
by an Authorized Service Dealer or other competent,
qualified electrician or installation technician who is
familiar with applicable codes, standards and regula-
tions. The operator also must comply with all such
codes, standards and regulations.
• Installation, operation, servicing and repair of this
(and related) equipment must always comply with
applicable codes, standards, laws and regulations.
Adhere strictly to local, state and national electri-
cal and building codes. Comply with regulations
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) has established. Also, ensure that the genera-
tor is installed, operated and serviced in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions and recommen-
dations. Following installation, do nothing that might
render the unit unsafe or in noncompliance with the
aforementioned codes, standards, laws and regula-
• The engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide
gas, which can be DEADLY. This dangerous gas,
if breathed in sufficient concentrations, can cause
unconsciousness or even death. For that reason,
adequate ventilation must be provided. Exhaust
gases must be piped safely away from any building
or enclosure that houses the generator to an area
where people, animals, etc., will not be harmed. This
exhaust system must be installed properly, in strict
compliance with applicable codes and standards.
• Keep hands, feet, clothing, etc., away from drive belts,
fans, and other moving or hot parts. Never remove
any drive belt or fan guard while the unit is operat-
• Adequate, unobstructed flow of cooling and ventilat-
ing air is critical to prevent buildup of explosive gases
and to ensure correct generator operation. Do not
alter the installation or permit even partial blockage
of ventilation provisions, as this can seriously affect
safe operation of the generator.
• Keep the area around the generator clean and unclut-
tered. Remove any materials that could become haz-
• When working on this equipment, remain alert at all
times. Never work on the equipment when physically
or mentally fatigued.


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