Generator Safety

Safety First

The Safety First section of our site includes a number of resources to keep customers informed on what they can do during a power outage or emergency. These documents, however, are no substitute for professional support. In a generator emergency, we encourage customers to call 1-866-860-6267. 

We have also included a few helpful safety basics below for your convenience. 

Portable Generator General Safety Tips and Information:

  • Review your owner’s manual, all safety labels and other instructions prior to operating the generator.
  • Use only grounded power cords, insulated wires and cords, and secured connections. 
  • Always contact your local TAW Power Systems’ representative or a certified, factory-trained dealer for assistance with refueling or repairs. 
  • The portable generator’s exhaust contains deadly, carbon monoxide gas, and must always be used outside, at a safe 25-foot distance from all openings to the home, including doors, windows and vents. 
  • Become familiar with local ordinances to ensure your generator is in compliance, and kept at a regulated distance from buildings and residences. 
  • Avoid placing the generator near flammable structures or debris, and ensure its location is well-ventilated.


Protecting your most valuable asset – people.

Following safety precautions is critical to protecting yourself, your employees and your facility when a generator is being installed, run or maintained.

We are providing a few useful guides to get you started. We hope they will help you better understand generator safety precautions, enable you to easily share these guidelines, and provide insight into the safety mechanisms built into KOHLER® Power Systems’ products. 

With that said, know that our staff of more than 90 degreed engineers and technically-trained sales team is always available to answer questions, and takes your safety very seriously. 

Built-in Safety Features

Some examples of KOHLER generators’ safety features include an e-stop, which allows for immediate fuel shut-off and generator shutdown in the event of an emergency. If you’re working remotely, an annunciator panel can also be installed to allow you to remotely monitor your generator’s fault and status conditions. 

These types of safety features and add-ons, as well as many more, can be found in the manuals that are packaged with KOHLER products. In an emergency, however, these documents should never serve as a substitute for a qualified professional. 

Customers are always encouraged to contact TAW® Power Systems at 866-860-6267 with any questions or concerns that may arise – regardless of where they purchased their product.

Safety Begins at Home

TAW’s commitment to safety begins in-house, with all employees receiving extensive onsite training. 

They are required to wear specialized, protective, Arc flash and flame resistant clothing on the job, and use only KOHLER Power System’s tested and regulated products, which are built to protect customers and employees alike. Your safety is always our priority. 

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