Who has the last word on maintenance and testing requirements? NFPA 110, 8.1.1 is essentially the genesis of all maintenance and testing (M/T) programs. Why? Because while other standards are concerned with maintenance and testing, all refer to NFPA 110, and paragraph 8.1.1 marks the beginning. This paragraph is just one sentence in length, but what does it mean?
How each facility responds to this simple statement is what complicates the equation, because while manufacturers’ recommendations should be the basis of the M/T program, manufacturers cannot control what M/T programs are ultimately followed by the end user. Your responsibility is to see that an M/T program which adheres to the intent of the manufacturer is put into place.