2-15. NORMAL GENERATOR START/SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES.
Exhaust emissions from the diesel generator can be hazardous to human health. Position
FRS so the generator is downwind of work area. If the prevailing wind puts the operator
downwind of the generators exhaust, a conscious effort must be made to limit inhalation
of exhaust fumes. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Personnel hearing can be PERMANENTLY DAMAGED if exposed to constant high noise
levels of 85 DBA or greater. Wear approved hearing protection devices when working in
high noise level areas. Personnel exposed to high noise levels shall participate in a hearing
observation program in accordance with TB MED 501. Hearing loss occurs gradually but
becomes permanent over time.
Never run generator while FRS access platforms/doors are closed. Buildup of
combustible gases due to leaking hoses, fittings, etc., or if gas valves are not shut off,
present a possible explosion if a short circuit should occur. Failure to comply may result
in injury or death to personnel damage to equipment.
Failure to properly ground the FRS could result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Generator has an automatic start sequence which will make several attempts to start.
Ensure master switch is in the off position before reaching anywhere inside the generator
enclosure/housing. Failure to comply could result in personnel injury or death.
Prepare shelter for startup (Para 2-12).
Install grounding rod (1) in ground and attach static cable (Para 2-32).
Position master disconnect switch (2) to the ON position.
Ensure air compressor ON/OFF switch (3) is in OFF position.
Push generator START/STOP switch START button (4) until generator starts and the green RUN lamp (5)