About Motor and Generator Institute
Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) offers certification services for personnel involved in the operation, maintenance, testing, and compliance of an emergency power supply system (EPSS). In the last 20 years, MGI has trained over 45,000 people; plus, published multiple editions of the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual. Currently, MGI provides the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) program, along with the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance video course and Compliance Membership.
NFPA 110, 8.4.8 EPSS components shall be maintained and tested by qualified person(s).
NFPA 99, 18.104.22.168.1.4(C) Test Personnel. The scheduled tests shall be conducted by competent personnel to keep the machines ready to function and, in addition, serve to detect causes of malfunction and to train personnel in operating procedures.
Motor and Generator Institute was formed in 1995 by Dan Chisholm, Sr, CHEPP. Dan is currently President of MGI Consulting Services and serves as the Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committees responsible for NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA 111, Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and a technical committee member of the Electrical Section of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, while also serving as a primary emergency power consultant to the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and the Department of Defense.
Dan’s numerous speaking engagements have included addressing annual Healthcare Engineering Association meetings in 40 states and annual meetings of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) during the last 30 years. His publication credits include authoring Emergency Power Supply Systems white papers for the American Hospital Association, Joint Commission, CMS, FEMA, and the Veterans Administration. MGI Consulting provides Emergency Power Systems Design, Construction, and Commissioning services.