Operational Readiness is about ensuring that an asset is in a condition that is acceptable for the Operations group to take over, and that the appropriate documentation, training and operational resources are available.
The asset might be a new asset, or it might be an enhanced asset being returned to operation following an upgrade or Turnaround.
Roles and responsibilities need to be defined - preferably early in the delivery of a project. The key stakeholders in this process are the project delivery group, operations, and the maintenance group. How the operational readiness roles are attributed will depend on the agreed processes and division of responsibilities within an organisation.
The key to effective Operational Readiness is to have a plan. The Operational Readiness Plan should be tailored to suit the complexity of the project. It is preferable that the Operational Readiness Plan is developed early in the project. This will help:
- Define the requirements for Operational Readiness.
- Obtain agreement on roles and responsibilities for operational readiness deliverables.
- To allow time to plan and prepare training and procurement activities required to achieve Operational Readiness.
Contact Shean Bond to discuss your Operational Readiness Requirements.