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Operance: Simplifying Building Handover and Ensuring Safety

May 12, 2023 | Case studies, Industry, Users


In the construction industry, building handover is a critical process that requires the transfer of comprehensive information about the building from the contractor to the owner or operator. This process involves creating and maintaining a digital O&M (operation and maintenance) manual containing all the essential information about the building and its components. However, managing this documentation can be a challenging and time-consuming task, particularly for large-scale projects. Fortunately, the Operance platform offers an efficient and effective solution to this problem.

The Operance Platform

Operance is a cloud-based platform that simplifies the process of building handover by providing a user-friendly interface for creating and managing digital O&M manuals. The platform lets contractors input information on the building’s design, construction, and operational procedures. The information can be added throughout the project lifecycle, making it easier to keep the O&M manual up to date.

One of the unique features of Operance is it’s ability to capture the golden thread of information. The golden thread refers to information critical for building safety, such as fire safety plans, maintenance schedules, and certification documents. The Operance platform ensures that this information is captured and made easily accessible to building operators, reducing the risk of safety incidents.

With the Operance, building handover becomes a streamlined process, enabling contractors to deliver digital O&M manuals that are complete, accurate, and up-to-date. The platform offers a range of benefits, including:

Improved efficiency

By providing a centralised platform for creating and managing digital O&M manuals, the Operance platform eliminates the need for manual record-keeping and paperwork, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. We achieve this by using state-of-the-art technology and AI to define and collate information as it is uploaded into the system so that you can access and maintain this information moving forwards.

Enhanced collaboration

Operance enables contractors, building owners, and operators to collaborate on creating and maintaining O&M manuals, facilitating communication and improving the quality of the documentation. You can invite others to work on your O&M manuals and keep track of what’s happening through our activity log. 

Better compliance

The Operance platform ensures that all critical information is captured and that O&M manuals comply with industry standards and regulations, reducing liability risk and helping building operators comply with regulatory requirements. With HRB registration and building safety case being important topics, our platform already has the features to guide you through the process.

Golden Thread of Information

Operance was and is actively being, developed with the key principles of the Building Fire and Safety Acts and the Golden Thread in mind. Having a single digital source of truth for all of your building information helps ensure your business complies with the latest regulations. If you want to learn more about the Golden Thread and how our platform helps ensure you commit to this level of compliance, read our article here


For All Shapes & Sizes

The Operance platform is also highly adaptable, allowing users to create O&M manuals tailored to their buildings’ specific needs. The platform can be used for various building types, including commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, industrial facilities, and residential buildings. The platform’s flexibility ensures that it can meet the unique needs of any building project.


In conclusion, Operance is an innovative platform for simplifying building handover and ensuring the highest quality of building safety. By providing a centralised platform for creating and managing digital O&M manuals, capturing the golden thread of information, and ensuring compliance with industry standards, the platform enables contractors, building owners, and operators to improve efficiency, enhance collaboration, and maintain building safety. If you are involved in the construction industry and looking for a better way to manage O&M manuals, Operance is worth checking out.


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