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170+ Emergency Power Requirements
There are 170+ emergency power supply system (EPSS) requirements found in the National Fire Protection Association, OSHA, CMS, DNV, and The Joint Commission codes and standards. Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) makes meeting those requirements simple by providing the necessary tools and resources. With the MGI maintenance, testing, and compliance manual, owners and facility management professionals can:
- 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.
ATTENTION: The National Fire Protection Association recently released the NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2019 Edition. Motor and Generator Institute released the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual (2019 Edition). This new manual includes references to the 2019 edition of NFPA 110, plus references to the 2010 edition (as needed) for health care facilities.
Who is it for?
The EPSS Manual was developed specifically for facility management and operations personnel, covering all weekly maintenance and monthly testing procedures for the EPSS such as cooling, lubrication, fuel, exhaust, starting battery, and battery charging subsystems. Bonus material is included for health care facilities to comply with CMS, DNV, and The Joint Commission.
What does it cover?
- Requirements: Several standards have something to say about maintenance and testing of EPSSs; however, all the standards refer to NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, for the “final word.”
- Safety: Make sure you follow NFPA and OSHA requirements for training and safety of personnel, including specific PPE recommendations.
- Maintenance: Each component of the EPSS (batteries, cooling, fuel, etc) require specific tasks to be performed at certain intervals.
- Inspections: Performing a visual inspection of your EPSS on a weekly basis is a MUST. Use MGI’s weekly inspection checklist to discover issues before the next generator run.
- Testing: Monthly and triennial testing are essential to extending the life of your EPSS and uncover under-performing items before the next emergency. Also, documentation is REQUIRED for AHJ compliance.
- Health Care Facilities: NFPA 99 requirements and breakdown of the Essential Electrical Distribution System (life safety, critical, and equipment branch) and what circuits belong to each.
About the Creator
Dan Chisholm Sr., President of MGI Consulting Services, currently 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.
How does it work?
Each student receives a username and password to access the MGI website. Students have the option of taking the online course to prepare for the exam, however, it is not a requirement. The certification exam is provided online, 24 x 7 x 365. Students may take the exam at any time.
What is included?
- Downloadable Manual: Receive access to print your Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual (93-pages: single page) directly from the Motor and Generator Institute website.
- Manual Updates: MGI will release new content for the EPSS Manual. This content is only available to current subscribers. Our subject matter experts ensure you always have the most up-to-date information available.
- Forms and Checklists: Receive access to forms, checklists, and sample reports. These forms are recommended for use at your facility to ensure compliance with all EPSS requirements.
BONUS: Code Update Video with Certificate of Completion
Stay Up-to-Date on Current Codes and Standards with Proof of Training
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), OSHA, CMS, DNV, and The Joint Commission codes and standards, are revised regularly. Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) makes staying abreast of those changes simple with a one (1) hour online training course and a downloadable copy of the Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual – 2019 Edition.
This one-hour training course will cover important changes to the codes and standards. Each year MGI will update the short course with any changes. Members can come back each year to view the 1-hour video and receive a certificate of completion for proof of training.
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Each user receives access to the Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual to download and print from their computer. The manual is updated regularly. New updates are emailed to active subscribers.
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