Whether you’re building a new facility or upgrading an existing one, to ensure you get the most from it you need effective procedures and training.

At ACS Engineering, we provide user procedures, training and publications. By focusing on the end-user’s point of view – answering the question, “What do I do next?” in a complete, easy-to-follow, well-organized way – we can ensure a high degree of understanding, acceptance and compliance. And that can reduce risk and costs, increase safety and operational efficiency, and boost productivity. We can provide end-to-end documentation throughout a facility life cycle or materials specific to a project.

Experience technical writing professionals

As experienced facilities operators themselves, our technical writers have value added insight into documentation development. Backed by such resources as P&IDs, PFDs and data from manufacturers and equipment vendors, they can quickly, easily and effectively:

  • Establish fit-for-purpose procedures
  • Present clear, concise, relevant information
  • Ensure that all cautions, warnings, critical steps and safety information are covered
  • Ensure that your operations and maintenance address all regulatory and compliance requirements

We prepare and provide procedures, publications and training for:

  • Operators
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Engineering
  • Management


Producing publications (Manuals/Standards) that are exceptional in terms of usability, uniformity and information quality is another of our key activities. Our scope includes:

  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Quality management
  • Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) Guidelines
  • Consequences of deviation with safe operating limits
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Philosophy and program level documents.


Our procedures support:

  • Responsible care
  • FDA validation
  • Prestartup Safety Review (PSSR) checklist/procedure
  • Operating procedures
  • – normal start-up, operations and shutdown
    – emergency operations and shutdown

  • Competency assessments for Competency Assurance
  • Maintenance procedures

We ensure your procedures are thorough through our proven technical review process

In order to create appropriate procedures, we’ll perform a thorough review with your operational staff, then draft procedures and create competency assessment systems.
For most projects this includes:

  • Working with you to define format and level of detail
  • Creating a development plan that addresses proposed table of contents, key contacts, subject matter experts, reviewers and schedule
  • Interviewing the facility operator
  • Comparing operations to the facility drawings
  • Identifying gaps
  • Updating and enhancing existing procedures
  • Creating new procedures as required based on level of detail or regulatory compliance requirements

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