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Of course they should be routinely tested. This is not a new idea and is an established best practice.

This is why I am very surprised when I read that hospitals generators failing to take over is just "one of those things".

It's like the 'old' saying that you don't have backups until you test recovery from backups...




We didn't hear about all the other hospitals that easily switched over to generators, just the one that failed. There's room for investigation there, but it's on the site, not the system.




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