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GHPC can provide Energy Performance Certificates for all new build properties.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
The Operating & Maintenance Manual (O&M Manual) contains the information required for the operation, maintenance, decommissioning and demolition of a building. It is often part of an overall “Building Manual”, which incorporates a Health & Safety File, Operating & Maintenance Manual and a Building User Guide.
It should be noted that an O&M Manual is separate to a Health & Safety File (as defined by the CDM Regulations 2015) which contains information specific to the health & safety aspects of a building, whereas the O&M Manual contains more detailed information which is required by the building owner and occupier to operate and maintain the facility. It contains information regarding the general structure as well as the systems installed.
Typically, an O&M Manual contains information supplied by the Main Contractor, Design Team, Contractors with Design Input, Suppliers and (where relevant) the Developer / Client. It is a requirement that is generally defined in the preliminaries section of the tender documentation where its contents will be described.
A draft version of the document is normally provided for the Client as part of the building handover procedure prior to Practical Completion. The final Manual will usually then be available in full form at an agreed date after practical completion, once all commissioning information has been provided.
Typically an O&M Manual is provided in electronic format, to facilitate usage by building facilities management teams and for ease of access and archiving. Some Clients require hard copies, which can normally be provided for delivery to the Client office or Building address.