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I made a Start-Up flow chart. I would like your opinions and advice...


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Old 02-12-2018, 11:48:49 AM
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Johnny C and BigBlockChev have given you the basics. make the video, making VREY clear on starting, operating and shut down procedures. repeat the instructions at least 3 times in your monolog, demonstrating each as you make the explanations. After viewing the video, make this a hands on course, and make sure the trainees do and understand what they have learned. Make it so that the members of your organization understand that NO ONE TOUCHES THE GENERATOR unless they are TRAINED in its use. That way, you know the people involved in its use probably will treat it properly, in your absence. You can leave a check list on or near the machine, and list a log sheet. Have people who run the machine sign the log and list date, time of use from start to finish, and their acknowledgment that they have taken the course in operation On your list mention to check oil before every start as well as coolant level, and to again check oil level when finished with the unit. Include this in your video as well. It may be useful to run a class every month, and use the practical part to exercise the generator. If possible keep the classes small - 3 or 4 people, to keep their attention and make the classes more interesting. Have a refresher course every 6 months. Let us know how you do with the classes!
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...you know the people involved in its use probably will treat it properly, in your absence. You can leave a check list on or near the machine, and list a log sheet. Have people who run the machine sign the log and list date, time of use from start to finish, and their acknowledgment that they have taken the course in operation On your list mention to check oil before every start as well as coolant level, and to again check oil level when finished with the unit...
My experience with similar attempts have been that the log sheet will be ignored after a very short time, if not immediately. Typical excuses are, in no particular order (1) I (we)...couldn't find it, (2) ...didn't have time (3)...forgot (4)..."you can't tell me what to do...".

That said, I do not mean to discourage this plan, just to pass on my experience gained over a few years of working with similar apparatus.
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The one I always heard. I know what I am doing. They were the first to screw up.
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