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Building (O&M) Manuals BUILDING MANUALS


What is a Building Manual?

A Building Manual contains the as built information about the completed building or structure. This information is required for the continuous safe operation, maintenance, potential further extension and alterations and eventual demolition.

A Building Manual includes all relevant information including Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals for different trades and specialist sub-contractors (i.e. Electrical and Mechanical etc) compiled together.

Information required for compiling a Building Manual comes from the Principal Contractor, sub-contractors, suppliers and manufacturers. In addition, some information (including as built design, drawings, specifications and residual health and safety risks) comes from different designers (architects, building services engineers, structural and civil engineers etc)

Under different standard construction works contractual terms (usually defined in preliminaries (or pre-lim) section) the Principal Contractor is required to prepare a Building Manual.

However, compiling a Building Manual is usually a tedious and time-consuming exercise and is being increasingly outsourced to be prepared by companies like Safescope.

Safescope Approach

At SafeScope we assist Principal Contractors in preparing Building Manuals for their construction projects.

We specialise in CDM and construction health and safety. We have a thorough understanding of construction and building operations and maintenance requirements, which helps us in providing accurate and robust Building Manuals in a cost-effective manner.

We have developed a highly professional, technically sounds, experienced and dedicated in-house team for production of Building Manuals and other handover documentation preparation. We regularly seek assistance from qualified and experienced civil, mechanical and electrical engineers to help us produce technically sound Building Manuals.

We pride ourselves in production of highly professional and presentable Building Manuals in prompt and timely manner.

We are based in Ipswich - Suffolk and we have been providing Building Manuals services to construction related companies in London, East of England (East Anglia), East Midlands, South East Regions and nationally throughout the UK.

Building (O&M) Manuals Service

Service Details

Our Building Manuals service broadly includes the following;

  • Agreeing the format for the required Building Manual.
  • Seeking the initial information about the project.
  • Seeking the list of contractors, consultants, designers and suppliers involved in the project.
  • Establishing the information required from each contractor, consultant, designer and supplier.
  • Contacting / liaising with contractors, consultants, designers and suppliers and expediting the required information.
  • Undertaking research and contacting other information sources i.e. direct from manufacturers, local authority, energy companies, local transports and other agencies to seek the relevant information for the Builidng Manual.
  • Compiling the information in an agreed Building Manual format.
  • Issuing the draft Building Manual for comments and feedback.
  • Amending and updating the draft Building Manual taking in account received comments and feedback.
  • Issuing the final Building Manual on CDs, USBs or in Hardcopies, as required.
  • Main headings included in our standard Building Manual are usually as follows;
    • Introduction
      • Purpose of the Building Manual
      • Statutory Implications of the Building Manual
      • Future Alterations
    • Project Details
      • Scope of the Works
      • Key Project Details
    • Project Team Details
    • Health and Safety Information
      • Residual Hazards
      • Key Structural Principles
      • Hazardous Materials
      • Removal of Plant
      • Cleaning and Maintenance
      • Services Location
      • Structure, Plant and Equipment
    • As Built and Other Relevant Drawings
    • Test Certificates
    • Completion Certificates
    • Survey, Investigation Reports
    • Maintenance Summary
    • Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers Information

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Our Experience

Safescope has been providing Building (O&M) Manuals (including Building Manuals service) since our inception in 2008. Our experience of producing construction project handover documentation range from a relatively small construction project to a multi-million pound complex development. For further illustration about our Building (O&M) Manuals services experience please follow the link.

Contact Details

For further information and a prompt hassle free fee proposal please contact us as follows:

Lindsey Heffer - Safescope

Business Management Co-ordinator
T:  01473 407020
M: 07443 789226
E:  LBrown@safescope.com

Dr. Khalid Bhutto - Safescope
T:  01473 407020
M: 07818 288122
E:  KBhutto@safescope.com