Frequently asked questions
How long does the typical EASA Accreditation onsite audit take?
It takes from three to five hours. If the service center is well prepared, has supplied us with shop documentation beforehand and if equipment/instruments are calibrated and calibration certificates are organized-it takes about three hours. However, if shop documentation is lacking, equipment and instruments are not calibrated, it can easily take five hours.
When an onsite EASA Accreditation is conducted and something fails the requirements will the auditor have to revisit before approval?
If something must be adjusted for EASA Accreditation, how would we know what to do?
Can a balance machine be calibrated in house for EASA Accreditation?
Why should motor service centers become EASA Accredited?
- Validate quality, while exposing and adjusting substandard shop floor processes;
- Deliver uniform repair practices to all customers—Big or small;
- Retain hard earned customers by reducing warranty claims utilizing industry recognized documentation and calibration;
- Focus employee's attention on critical processes;
- Bring job documentation and calibration up to industry standards;
- Motor end users recognize EASA as the electromechanical authority and place a high value on their third-party oversite.
Can EASA Accredited motor service centers be audited remotely?
Yes, effective June 26, 2020 EASA announced the change, giving accredited members a choice between in-person or remote (virtual) onsite audits. However, a service center's initial onsite audit may only be conducted in-person.
Green Motor Initiative
What are the steps to becomming a Green Motor Initiative (GMI) member?
Can Green Motor Initiative (GMI) motor service centers be audited remotely?
Yes, effective March 24, 2020 Green Motors Practices Group obtained approval from our incentive participating electric utilities to provide remote (virtual) audit evaluations. However, a service center's initial onsite audit or a service center with issue in the previous year may only be conducted in-person.
Seldom Asked Motor Questions
Where did the term "pecker-head" come from?
What is the number one rule in electric motor repair?
Do NOT damage parts or pieces of the equipment to be reused when the job is finished!
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