Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS)
Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance
Every three years the National Fire Protection Association publishes a new version of NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems. With the release of the 2018 edition, there have been several changes. MGI’s online video course covers the most important testing and maintenance tasks, including the cooling, lubrication, fuel, and battery charging subsystem, to ensure you comply with the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
Who is it for?
This online course was developed for ANY individual responsible for the maintenance, testing, or compliance of an emergency power supply system (EPSS). An MGI certificate of completion shows you are well versed in current codes and standards, manufacturer requirements, and AHJ expectations. If you are looking for our health care course covering NFPA 99, please see our certification program.
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 underperforming items before the next emergency. Also, documentation is REQUIRED for AHJ compliance.
Questions we can help answer!
- Do I have the proper EPSS documentation and records for inspections, maintenance, and testing?
- Did I perform all monthly and triennial tests properly? Will AHJ surveyors accept the testing reports?
- Am I performing all maintenance activities adequately to ensure the EPSS will start & run when needed, and meet all AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) requirements?
- Does my EPSS installation meet NFPA requirements for lighting, cooling, ventilation, fuel supply and storage?
When and how?
Students have 365 days from the issuance of their login to complete the online course. The course is completely self-paced and online lessons are available 24x7x365. All you need is a username and password.
How does it work?
Each student receives a username and password to access the MGI website. The online course consists of video lessons and knowledge quiz. Students who complete all lessons will receive immediate access to print a certificate of completion.
The online course is $199 per person. Each student receives access to the EPSS maintenance, testing, and compliance manual to download and print from their computer. The lessons are comprised of 37+ videos and knowledge quizzes. Students who complete the course will receive immediate access to print their certificate of completion (4 Contact Hours).