When performing maintenance on a Mercury outboard engine, it’s important to be aware of a few safety precautions. First, make sure to read the Owner’s Manual and shop manual before any kind of maintenance is performed, and ensure all safety precautions noted in the manual are observed. These safety precautions include:
_Removing all fuel vapors from the bilge.
_Working in a well ventilated area
_Having a fire extinguisher near in case of fire.
_Wearing safety goggles or glasses.
_Avoiding sparks or open flames.
In addition to these precautions, it’s important to have the correct tools for maintenance, work in a clean area, and avoid getting fuel, Merucry engine oil, and other lubricants on the skin, as these can prove dangerous to health. It’s also a good idea to ensure that maintenance is performed at the regular required intervals, often based on how often the engine has been used or its age. Taking the proper maintenance precautions will ensure the safety of the owner, and the livelihood of the engine.