|Also known as||Standby generator|
|Relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards|
Depending on circumstances,
Check the manufacturers recommendation
See wiki Standby generator
If you have a backup or standby generator, it makes sense to service it regularly to make sure it kicks in when you really need it. It probably makes sense to run a full test at least once a year.
regular maintenance and testing is probably part of your internal procedures
If you have a mission-critical supplier, e.g a data centre, and you are a big enough customer, you may want to ask them for their maintenance schedule.
It all depends on your internal procedures. Some organisations may run a minor test daily or weekly, some may only run a minor test every month or ever six months. Most organisations run a full test every year maybe evenb some organisatin run standly generator in hot-standby..
It all depends on your level of risk consequence. For example, hospital standby generators have a high risk consequence, but a standby generator for an office will have a far lower risk consequence level.