Construction Project Handover Checklist

Use the Construction Project Handover Checklist to ensure tasks from basic services to fire safety are completed before transferring projects to clients.

Construction Project Handover Checklist



Building Fabric And Construction

1. Is the structure inspected? 


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2. Is the fabric checked?


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3. Are the fittings installed and functional?


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4. Are the windows inspected?


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5. Are there any other specific requirements fulfilled? (Specify):


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Mechanical Services

1. Are gas installations checked?


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2. Are the heating systems functional?


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3. Is the water distribution system compliant with local regulations?


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4. Are Mechanical Ventilation and Air Conditioning Plants operational?


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5. Are all lifts operational?


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6. Are BMS & AMR inspected?


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7. Are all labels clear?


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8. Are service contracts in place?


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9. Are there any other specific requirements fulfilled? (Specify):


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Electrical Services

1. Are the electrical cables tested? 


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2. Is the lighting system checked?


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3. Are Emergency Lighting fixtures installed and functional?


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4. Is Data Cabling installed? 


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5. Is wireless data connectivity checked?


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6. Is the Audio-Visual system functional?


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7. Are Closed-Circuit Television cameras operational?


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8. Is the Intruder Alarm system functioning properly?


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9. Is the Fire Alarm system operational and regularly tested?


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10. Is Access Control inspected?


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11. Is the Building Management System operational?


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12. Are all labels looked at?


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13. Are service contracts in place?


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14. Is lightning protection installed?


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15. Are there any other specific requirements fulfilled? (Specify):


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Fire Safety

1. Is a fire safety strategy developed and implemented for the building?


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2. Is the fire alarm system regularly tested?


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3. Are fire appliances regularly inspected?


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4. Is passive fire protection implemented throughout the facility?


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5. Are ironmongery items checked?


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6. Are service contracts in place?


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7. Are there any other specific requirements fulfilled? (Specify):


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Security

1. Is the intruder alarm system checked?


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2. Is the CCTV system inspected?


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3. Is a Key Schedule verified?


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4. Are service contracts in place?


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5. Are there any other specific requirements fulfilled? (Specify):


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Basic Information

1. Is a general description of the works provided?


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2. Are contract details available?


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3. Are Designers (Architects / Engineers, etc.) names documented?


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4. Are the Main Contractor and Specialist Subcontractors documented?


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5. Is a Directory of Manufacturers included and complete?


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Certificates And Approvals

1. Is the Planning Approval documentation valid?


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2. Are Building Regulations Compliance Certificates valid?


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3. Is the Water Bylaws Compliance Certificate included and valid?


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4. Are NRA Discharge Consents up to date?


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5. Is the Structural Calculations Certificate included and valid?


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6. Is a handover certificate included and properly filled out?


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7. Is a Completion Certificate included and properly filled out?


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Services, Plant, And Equipment

1. Is there a Schedule of as-installed drawings and specifications available?


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2. Is there a Schedule of information not included in the Health and Safety file? 


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3. Are copies of all scheduled documents included and properly organized?


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4. Is there a Schedule of Plant and Equipment included and up to date?


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Test Certificates

1. Are PHE installations in place?


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2. Are internal electrical installations inspected?


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3. Are external electrical installations inspected?


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4. Are internal gas installations verified?


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5. Are external gas installations verified?


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6. Are cranes, hoists, lifting beams, etc. functional?


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7. Are lifts (passenger and goods) operational?


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8. Are safety ring bolts checked?


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9. Are boilers and pressure vessels inspected?


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10. Is the mechanical ventilation or air conditioning plant functioning properly?


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11. Are internal heating installations inspected?


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12. Are external heating mains functional?


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13. Are other plants/installations installed as appropriate?


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Fire, Health And Safety

1. Is the schedule of fire appliances up to date?


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2. Is a schedule of fire risks documented?


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3. Are potential hazards listed in the schedule?


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4. If applicable, is there a schedule of hazardous substances?


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5. If applicable, is the asbestos information updated?


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6. Is there a fire officer's report available?


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7. Is a statement of fire/safety compliance available?


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Miscellaneous

1. Is there a current schedule of keys and security devices?


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2. Are waste disposal records available?


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3. Are literature, maintenance, and operating instructions available and up to date?


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4. Is there a spare list available?


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5. Are planned maintenance documents accessible?


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6. Are building regulations relaxations or dispensations available and up to date?


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