40. PURPOSE To provide general guidance for use in selecting, training, and qualifying operators of Electric Power Generating
Equipment 0.5 KW to 100 KW gasoline or diesel engine driven.
SCOPE This publication identifies the steps necessary to:
Examine and qualify operators
42. APPLICABILITY: Every person who operates generators, regardless of their size, must possess a valid Standard Form 46 (US
Government Motor Vehicle Operators Identification Card). Standard Form 46 is issued only to persons who have passed
examinations conducted by qualified examiners in accordance with AR 600-55.
43. OBJECTIVES OF OPERATOR TRAINING: The proper selection, training, qualification, and supervision of equipment
operators is essential for efficient maintenance and safe operation. A carefully planned/implemented operator training program will
assure selected personnel are knowledgeable in every phase of operation concerning their specific generator. Commanders, by
initiating an active and efficient program of training and supervision, will reduce maintenance and repair parts problems, and insure
compliance with the provisions of AR 750-1.
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