Distance yourself from the dangers of Carbon Monoxide by taking it outside. Learn more about how to keep yourself safe from this colorless, odorless threat.
CO Guard® Carbon Monoxide Shutdown
This all-new, patent-pending technology shuts down your generator when harmful levels of carbon monoxide accumulate in the generator's operating area.
Portable Generator Safety
As a member of the Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association, Briggs & Stratton invites homeowners to visit www.TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com to learn more about portable generator safety.
Take it Outside
As the only safe place to operate a portable generator, taking it outside is absolutely mandatory to keep you safe from carbon monoxide. Visit TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com for more information and safety tips.
Know the Symptoms
Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath and fatigue. If you experience symptoms, get medical help immediately.
Always Read the Operator's Manual First
Before starting your portable generator, it's important to read the operator's manual and follow the manufacturer's recommended precautions and procedures.
Stay Alert with Carbon Monoxide Detectors
A carbon monoxide alarm will alert your family before toxic levels are reached. Make sure your alarm meets current UL 2034 safety standards and check the battery regularly.
Keep it Away from Doors and Windows
To prevent emissions from drifting indoors, always place your portable generator at least 20 ft. (6.1m) from occupied spaces.
Point Fumes in a Different Direction
Since portable generators sit in one place and run for an extended time, it's important to point the engine exhaust away from any home or occupied space.
If You Feel Symptoms, Leave Right Away
Very high levels of carbon monoxide can cause victims to lose conscious quickly. So if you experience symptoms, don't attempt to turn off the generator before moving to fresh air and getting medical help.
Before using your portable generator, follow the instructions in your operator's manual.