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How to Produce Effective Operations and Maintenance Manuals

How to Produce Effective O and M Manuals

How to Produce Effective Operations and Maintenance Manuals

Mike Tidwell

ASCE Press

2000 / 96 pp.

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Stock No. 40011 / ISBN: 9780784400111
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Stock No. 47001 / ISBN: 9780784470015

This handbook is a step-by-step guide to creating accurate, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand operations and maintenance (O&M) manuals. From defining the audience to producing a hardcopy or online manual, the author draws on his years of experience to explain the process from start to finish. This guide is required reading for the facility operator, maintenance technician, training coordinator, and manager: those who must have the necessary tools and information to create O&M manuals that are clear, concise, and written at the level of the staff involved in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the facility. This book, which includes valuable sample manual sections, covers such topics as overall organization, defining the level of detail, standard operating procedures, developing a style guide, developing HTML-based manuals, and placing and viewing CAD drawings online.

About the Author
Mike Tidwell is principal of Michael Tidwell & Associates, in Arlington, Texas.

Product Reviews
"A truly practical guide for creating O&M manuals—manuals that will get used and not just sit on the shelf. Everything is covered from how to determine appropriate content to how to manage the manual production team. The reader will benefit from the author's years of experience through the extensive use of illustrative examples of how to, and how not to, produce effective O&M manuals." —William Hogrewe, Ph.D., P.E., Greeley and Hansen Engineers.

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