Development of Operational Readiness Programs
It is becoming an internationally recognized practice for major construction developments to adopt an "Operational Readiness Program." A development that adopts the principles of an Operational Readiness Program enjoys a competitive edge over a similar development without a program.
An Operational Readiness Program is a vehicle for the seamless transfer of a facility - including all plant, equipment and systems - from construction into full operation in a structured manner to an agreed program. It includes the development of policies and procedures and documentation manual templates to address the following issues:
- Operation and maintenance
- Testing and commissioning
- The "rules" of handover to owner
Benefits to the Owner
An Operational Readiness Program focuses on the owner's need to ensure that the availability of revenue-earning facilities is kept at the highest possible percentage, ensuring a reliable income stream from day of handover. This is an essential ingredient for the commercial success of the business operation.
An Operational Readiness Program is therefore a powerful marketing tool in a highly competitive commercial environment. There are also considerable additional benefits, with more long-term financial and operational impacts, of having an Operational Readiness Program in place. These can be summarized as follows:
- Ensures that planned preventive maintenance (PPM) is introduced at "day one
- Ensures that equipment lasts for its design life
Standardization of Documents
An essential ingredient of a successful Operational Readiness Program is the standardization of documents relating to the key elements of the project including O&M Manuals, testing and commissioning, and the process of handover to owner. This is the foundation for the successful transition from the construction phase into full operation.
We prepare policies and procedures and manual templates for:
- Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
- Testing and Commissioning
- Handover to owner