Use and maintenance manual

When undertaking a building project it is to be ensured that a use and maintenance manual is drawn up for a building that is used for permanent residence or work or for the technical management or maintenance of the building site or plot needed for the building. A use and maintenance manual must also be drawn up in conjunction with repair and modification work or a change in the intended use of a building when the measure requires a building permit. However, a use and maintenance manual is not required for temporary or fixed-term buildings, holiday homes and buildings intended for recreational purposes that are not used on a year-round basis, or for production and storage buildings that are not used for work on a permanent basis.

A use and maintenance manual must include the intended use and properties of the building and the planned service life of the building and its building elements and equipment, including the information required for the appropriate use of the building and for fulfilling the maintenance obligation. When undertaking a building project it should be noted that the final inspection of the building work cannot be conducted if the use and maintenance manual, if required for the building, is not completed to a sufficient extent and ready to be delivered to the owner of the building.

Separate provisions on the obligation to draw up a use and maintenance manual for certain wide-span buildings and on specific requirements for the content of the use and maintenance manual for such buildings are laid down in the Act on the Assessment of the Structural Safety of Wide-span Buildings (300/2015).

Published 2017-02-02 at 9:39, updated 2018-05-03 at 10:00