Health & Safety Files
Is it an O&M or a Health & Safety File? Well a H&S File is often referred to as an O&M but is usually associated with a construction project. The “file” usually incorporates O&Ms from other trades on the project. An example of this is where a building has been refurbished and there may be new partitioning, decoration work, new windows, etc. but HVAC plant has also been installed and new electrical works carried out.
The main contractor requires the H&S File to be produced incorporating his own architectural and fabric works but also needs the O&Ms from the mechanical & electrical sub-contractors, fire protection, and all the other trades involved on the project. Depending on the size of project the H&S File is usually compiled as a main central document from where links are made to all the O&Ms and other associated documents.
As with all our manuals these are sent electronically for speed. In digital format the draft file is either emailed directly to you or alternatively uploaded to a FTP server and link provided so that all the project team members can easily download the complete package for review prior to final issue. We have experience of sending complex manuals of up to 175 Mb.
The completed digital package produced is fully compatibility with your in-house software as we only use conventional programs. The end product is a fully interactive document complete with extensive links to locate information efficiently within the complete H&S File.
All manuals may still be printed either by you from the digital files sent or we would be happy to arrange printing for you. Our paper manuals are printed using laser equipment on good quality paper and presented in fully indexed 4-D ring binders. Colour is used in the manual where it enhances the end product and duplex printing (double-sided) is used to reduce the number of pages and consequently the weight and “bulk” of the final document.