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Water Documentation and Information Services

How Orchid Can Help

Orchid specialises in producing Works Operating and Training Manuals to the potable and wastewater industry. The Works Operating Manuals (WOMs) are a crucial component to the final handover of all plants. The manuals are produced to the agreed specification required by each individual water company.  The approved WOM can then used as a base to provide a plant Training Manual.

Orchid’s Water Experience

The company has worked in the water industry for over fifteen years. Orchid’s experienced technical authors have produced WOMs in conjunction with various contractors for the Southern, Thames and Anglian Water companies. Orchid have, to date, worked on over thirty different water projects ranging from pumping stations to large wastewater treatment projects.

  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Reservoirs
  • Pumping stations
  • Dryer housing and offices
  • Scepticity dosing

Water Industry Products and Services

Orchid provide or update the following documentation services to the water industry.

Works Operating Manuals (WOMs)

Engineers too busy to write or update the manuals? Speak to Orchid

Orchid have provided Works Operating Manuals (WOMs) for all different types of plant both in size and complexity. The WOM can be structured to suit a specific site requirement but typical the WOM is based on a ten part structure:

  • Part 1 Introduction
  • Part 2 Safety
  • Part 3 Incident Procedures
  • Part 4 Overview of Works
  • Part 5 Process Description
  • Part 6 Operation of Plant Equipment
  • Part 7 Maintenance of Plant Equipment
  • Part 8 Suppliers Manufacturer’s Literature
  • Part 9 Commissioning Data
  • Part 10 As Built Drawings

Parts 1 to 10 are usually contained in one volume with the majority of Parts 7, 8, 9 and 10 referenced out to the required number of additional volumes. This can be many volumes as Parts 8, 9 and 10 can be of a considerable size.

This is a good reason to consider going ‘GREEN’ by using an Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) saving on paper and storage space. The IETM allows only the required information to be viewed and only printed out as and when required.

Training Manuals

On completion and acceptance, of the WOM it can be used as a base to prepare the plant Training Manual.

Bespoke Training Manuals can be produced please see below.

Orchid can deliver prepared manuals using the following methods:

  • Traditional paper format,  in a variety of sizes
  • Simple, structured, PDF files on a CD
  • Self-loading or a pre-installed Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM).

For further information see Technical Documentation.

Water Training Aids and Materials

Orchid can provide custom training programmes designed to meet client requirements and demonstrate competency. Training programme development includes the following main elements:

  • Definition of training objectives
  • Development and structuring of courses and lesson plans
  • Development of student appraisals
  • Preparation of Training Manuals, course notes and visual aids

For further information see Technical Documentation.

Water Computer Based Training

Computer Based Training (CBT) has real benefits for the training of water industry staff, as the training can take place in the working environment and can be undertaken by individuals when they have time or during allocated time slots. CBT is particularly suited to the familiarisation of new staff with company procedures/systems. CBT can be modular in design and developed to run on industry standard multimedia computers.

With careful planning and document design it is possible to utilise material generated for works operating manuals into the preparation of the associated CBT modules. This can make the overall project more cost effective and efficient. The shared information can be supplemented in the CBT with the addition of video, animations, sound clips and exercises.

For further information see Computer Based Training.

Planned Maintenance Systems

Orchid can provide planned maintenance systems, either as a paper-based system or as data to enter in to a computer-based maintenance system.

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