If the sheer mention of “O&M” fills you with fear, read on.
An operation and maintenance manual (O&M manual) contains essential information required for the operation and maintenance of a building. The main contractor is legally required to provide a comprehensive health and safety file on completion of a job with information about access, security and safety systems. This also includes the operation and maintenance manuals of all work carried out by any sub-contractors.
In some cases compiling this information for handover can take days to produce. So how should you go about putting an O&M manual procedure in place to streamline the process?
Always keep electronic copies of the O&M manuals you send out. If the main contractor loses your O&M manual, or it gets sent to the wrong department, they will ask you for it again a few months later.
Here are a few tips:
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