Operation and maintenance manuals (also referred to as an O&M manual) are a document that contains information to operate and maintain the various components in a building.
The manual should also contain information for decommissioning and dismantling / demolishing the building.
Once a building is completed or refurbished, an operation and maintenance manual should be handed over to the client and / or the end user.
Normally the handing over of a operation and maintenance manual is a requirement of practical completion.
O&M Manual Preparation
At LHT health and safety we produce operation and maintenance manuals for numerous clients in a standard easy to use recognisable format.
Most clients opt for our standard format, however we can also produce O&M manuals to your own bespoke and branding requirements.
Operation and maintenance manual formats:
A paper copy
A CD / DVD copy
Majority of clients now opt for either the online facility or the CD / DVD copy
O&M Manuals frequently asked questions
What will the cost be?
Give us a call or send an email outlining your requirements. We will email back a quote within 24hrs.
Why is a digital copy the preferred option?
We find that a digital copy is easier to distribute to those that need the O&M manual, easier and quicker to find the information in the manual and much easier to copy.
Can we still request a paper copy?
Many people don’t like reading documents on a screen we can therefore produce a hard copy if required.
When to appoint us?
Ideally if we can be appointed at the start of a project, the format of the O&M manual can be agreed and the information can be collated as the project progresses.
When are the O&M manuals normally ready for issue?
We aim to issue the O&M manuals at the project handover usually fully complete apart from some test and commissioning sheets.
What does the file contain?
Mechanical and Electrical O&M manual information
Structural O&M manual information
Building or Architectural O&M information
Any information relevant for the health and safety file
Testing and commissioning sheets
Further information can be found at BSRIA