Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) offers online training and certification for personnel involved in the operation, maintenance, testing, and compliance of an emergency power supply system (EPSS). MGI has trained more than 146,000 people and published multiple editions of the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual. Along with the manual Motor and Generator Institute provides the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) program and an online video course.
- Combine requirements from NFPA, OSHA, CMS (health care only), and the generator manufacturer, to develop a comprehensive maintenance, operation, and testing program.
- Implement proper maintenance and inspection procedures for the cooling, electrical, exhaust, fuel, lubrication, and battery charging subsystems.
- Develop a preventive maintenance schedule as recommended by the manufacturer, NFPA 110, and required by the AHJ.
- Standardize battery inspection and testing procedures. Starting batteries are the number one cause of EPSS failures.
- Follow NFPA and OSHA requirements for training and safety of personnel.
- Health Care Facilities: Breakdown of the Essential Electrical Distribution System, life safety, critical, and equipment branch, and what circuits belong to each.
Codes and Standards used in the development of Motor and Generator Institute’s educational programs:
- NFPA 70, National Electrical Code ®
- NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code ® (Health Care)
- NFPA 101, Life Safety Code ®
- NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) (Health Care)
- The Joint Commission – Environment of Care (EC) Section (Health Care)
- DNV Healthcare – Physical Environment (PE) Section (Health Care)
Motor and Generator Institute was formed in 1995 by Dan Chisholm, Sr, CHEPP.