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Power generation is an inherently dangerous process. Safety is and always will be your number one priority. Grounding your portable rental generators is of paramount importance. Whether your rent your portable power generation from us or not, we want you to be informed so that you and all people who work for and around you are properly protected. We hope you find the blog post both informative and actionable.
The grounding method you choice depends on the specific generator and how it is used. If your portable generator is being used to provide electric power to a structure via connection through a transfer switch to a building, office, home, it must be connected to a grounding electrode system or to a driven ground rod. The transfer switch will be approved for use and installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions by a qualified electrician. Grounding a generator is referring to the frame of the generator which serves as the electrical circuit and a properly installed grounding rod that acts as the reference ground. Generally, it is grounding which relates to the connection of an electrical circuit to the ground. For others, a copper rod is installed to ground a portable generator.
If the generator is not grounded, consider it an undeniable safety risk. Anyone who comes in contact with the metal frame is at risk. Notify the operations manager and avoid direct contact until the grounding deficiency is resolved.