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13th July, 2016

How To Complete The CDM 2015 F10 Form

The CDM 2015 F10 form is the form you will use to notify the HSE of your construction project, if it is notifiable. Under CDM 2015 it is one of the Client duties to submit this form. So what information is needed, and how do you complete it?

If your project meets or exceeds the notification thresholds (any project lasting over 30 days with more than 20 workers OR 500 person days) you need to notify the HSE.

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6. Notification

(2) Where a project is notifiable, the client must give notice in writing to the Executive as soon as is practicable before the construction phase begins.

(3) The notice must—

(a) contain the particulars specified in Schedule 1;

(b) be clearly displayed in the construction site office in a comprehensible form where it can be read by any worker engaged in the construction work; and

(c) if necessary, be periodically updated.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

The particulars included in the schedule 1 of CDM 2015, that are required to be contained in the notification are:

  1. The date of forwarding the notice.
  2. The address of the construction site or precise description of its location.
  3. The name of the local authority where the construction site is located.
  4. A brief description of the project and the construction work that it entails.
  5. The following contact details of the client: name, address, telephone number and (if available) an email address.
  6. The following contact details of the principal designer: name, address, telephone number and (if available) an email address.
  7. The following contact details of the principal contractor: name, address, telephone number and (if available) an email address.
  8. The date planned for the start of the construction phase.
  9. The time allocated by the client under regulation 4(1) for the construction work.
  10. The planned duration of the construction phase.
  11. The estimated maximum number of people at work on the construction site.
  12. The planned number of contractors on the construction site.
  13. The name and address of any contractor already appointed.
  14. The name and address of any designer already appointed.
  15. A declaration signed by or on behalf of the client that the client is aware of the client duties under these Regulations.

The HSE provide the F10 notification form so that all the information required above can be submitted in a standard format.

You can use the F10 form to notify a new project, or update an existing project. Tick initial notification for a new project, or update existing notification to retrieve and update a previously submitted notification.

On the first section of the form, the address and location of the site is required. For a site with multiple locations, you can submit the main site office address, and check a box to confirm multiple site locations.

In the second section, the description of the project is required, including the key dates (start date, expected duration), number of people and contractors on site, and description of the construction work.

In the third section, details of the key members of the project team are requested. This will include Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor details, and any designers or contractors already appointed at the time of notification. This section can be updated if these details change or new key duty holders (e.g. a new Principal Contractor) are appointed.

Finally, the declaration must be signed by or on behalf of the Client, to confirm the client is aware of their duties. At this stage the form is complete and can be submitted to the HSE, and a copy kept for your own records and display on site.

This article was written by Emma at HASpod. Emma has over 10 years experience in health and safety and a degree in construction management. She is NEBOSH qualified and a member of IOSH.

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