What is an Operation Maintenance Manual?

What is an operation maintenance manual?

An operation maintenance manual (also referred to a O&M manual) is 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.

operation maintenance manual
operation maintenance manual

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.

Operation Maintenance manual preparation

At LHT health and safety we produce operation 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 maintenance manual formats:

A paper copy

A CD / DVD copy

Published online

Majority of clients now opt for either the online facility or the CD / DVD copy

Operation Maintenance manual frequently asked questions

Download our O&M manual information sheet

Also 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