Establishing a generator rental plan gives a healthcare facility a backup to its backup, according to an article on the FacilityCare website.
Reasons that healthcare facilities may need to rent a backup generator range from maintenance downtime for the primary backup to preparation for a disaster or utility outage.
“Most facility managers don’t even think beyond getting a phone number for a [rental company], and that’s the problem,” Bill Thomas, application engineer for Quinn Power Systems, said in the article.
Thomas also suggested having a backup delivery system in place “If we only have 10 drivers and tractors and you’re the 11th caller, you’re waiting for one to return. Consider making provisions for having it trucked over.
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