My generator was installed and previously approved, why am I being cited now?

Blog Post created by jonhart Employee on Mar 6, 2019


Many health care facilities have recently been cited because their generators are not provided with emergency stop stations. Some have questioned whether existing installations should be "grandfathered" since they were previously accepted. Many authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and accreditation organizations have determined that this is not the case and are citing facilities and requiring the installation of switches.


In this NFPA® Live session I reviewed the code requirements, including how long the requirements have existed, why these switches are required, and where they are meant to be installed. I received this follow-up question from a member. I hope you find some value in my answer.


NFPA Live is an interactive video series in which members of NFPA staff address some of the most frequent topics they receive through the Member's Only Technical Question service. If you are currently an NFPA Member you can view the entire video by following this link. If you're not currently a member, join today!