Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance
The Motor and Generator Institute online class is for ANYONE involved with the inspection, maintenance, and testing of an emergency or standby power system. The Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance online class will enable you and your facility to:
- Comply with the current editions of NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 70 (NEC), 99 (Healthcare Facilities Code), 101 (Life Safety Code®), and applicable OSHA regulations.
- Properly perform inspection, maintenance, and testing activities.
- Meet OSHA regulatory compliance with Lockout/Tagout.
- Ensure personnel are well-versed in weekly inspections and monthly testing procedures, including the cooling, lubrication, fuel, and battery charging subsystems.
- Save money on fuel costs and redundant inspections.
- Implement proper safety protocols when performing required tasks.
The Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance online class cover all applicable paragraphs in the current editions of NFPA 70 (NEC), 99 (Healthcare Facilities Code), 110 (Emergency and Standby Power Systems) and applicable OSHA regulations.
Price: $199 per person*
- One-Year access to lesson videos
- Final assessment for Certificate of Completion
- Certificate is good for 8 Contact Hours or .8 CEUs
How Does it Work?
The entire class is self-paced. The video lessons and assessment are provided 100% online. Students will have 365-days to complete all lessons and the final exam.
Individuals who complete all of the lessons, and complete the final assessment with a 70% or higher, will receive a Certificate of Completion good for 8 Contact Hours (.8 CEUs).
How do I register?
Registration is open to individuals and groups. Immediate registrations can be made with a credit card (VISA, MC or AMEX). Group registrations will be emailed an invoice with a link to pay by credit card on our secure payment site. Groups or individuals wishing to pay by check will NOT be officially registered until payment is received.
About the Instructor
This class was put together with the assistance of Dan Chisholm. Dan serves as 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.
“For years we have struggled with providing EPSS training to new hires. Unfortunately, the “older guys” aren’t great teachers even though they do possess specific equipment information. Your EPSS course solved the problem.” D.R., NC
“The OEMs should provide your programs to their service techs…that way all of us can be talking the same language.” C.W., NY
- Role of the EPSS in Healthcare
- The EPSS Powers Essential Loads
- EPSS Components
- What Happens When the Power Goes?
- Codes and Standards Governing Maintenance and Testing
Maintenance and Inspections
- Who has the last word on Maintenance and Testing (M/T) Protocols
- Weekly Inspections – Predictive Maintenance
- When to use a “Backup” EPS
- Manuals, Special Tools and Spare Parts
- Maintenance and Operational Testing Protocols
- When to Start Your M/T Program
- You ARE the “Utility of Record”
Components and Maintenance Activities
- Electrical and Starting Systems
- Starting Batteries
- Starting System Maintenance
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
- Cable and Connections
- Replacement of Batteries
- Cooling Systems
- Checking Level of Coolant
- Exhaust Systems
- Fuel Systems
- Lubrication Systems
- Transfer Switches
- Automatic Transfer Switch Testing
- Circuit Breakers – Overcurrent Protection
EPSS Reliability, Education, and Safety
- Properly Trained Personnel
- OSHA Lockout for Generators
- Safety Gear
- Monthly Testing
- Peak Load Shaving
- Frequency and Test Length
- Date and Time of Test
- Equivalent Loads
- Load Run/Banks – For Diesel-Powered EPS’s Only
- Gas Powered Generator Testing
- Cold Starts
- Time Delays
- The Monthly Test – Step by Step
- Tri-Annual Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I need an invoice for accounting or approval? Please follow this link to receive an estimate or invoice.
Will you accept POs? We will accept registrations on a PO. HOWEVER, until payment is received the seats are not guaranteed. Students who have paid will receive first priority.
*Group Pricing Available: Motor and Generator Institute has trained over 20,000 people in the last 40 years on proper inspection, maintenance, and testing of their emergency power system. Let us show you how to keep your standby or emergency power system AND staff ready for any power failure. Click here to request a group price.
**Money-Back Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied we provide a money back guarantee. However, refunds will not be issued for anyone who has printed a Certificate of Completion or compliance manual.