Stage 4: Commission and Assessment
Through this stage the roles and responsibilities of all involved must be clearly defined and understood.
The timing and implementation of any surveys required for the assessment must be planned well in advance ensuring that appropriate conditions can be assured wherever practically possible, for example, avoiding holiday periods or major events.
This is a key stage in ensuring that all that was specified has now been implemented. Robust and detailed testing schedules will have been included within the procurement process.
Check that the maintenance team will be given sufficient handover details from the procurement team. This should include training as appropriate to ensure that the innovation can be effectively maintained and operated.
It is likely during this stage that there will be a closer involvement with the public which will introduce a range of additional potential risks. The consideration of alternative risk scenarios and the development of appropriate contingency plans through this stage will greatly improve responsiveness to these situations should they arise.
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