A message from HSE on the Construction Discussion Forum has asked members for help to evaluate whether there are any benefits in HSE making public the data received in CDM 2015 project notifications (F10 forms). The message asks:
“Whether there is information within the F10s we hold that would be of commercial or social benefit to the construction industry or to the general public. Government departments are, where possible, expected to proactively publish datasets as part of the Government Transparency Agenda. Where there are proven benefits to others, HSE could consider routinely publishing some F10 information, even if it is partial or redacted.
HSE takes the issue of security of information we receive very seriously, and we always ensure we abide by data protection rules and freedom of information considerations before we release any information into the public domain. Nevertheless, we are interested in considering the benefits to you of any information we might find we are able to release.
As most of you will know, F10 e-forms are used to notify HSE of construction projects where work is scheduled to last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously or where the project is scheduled to exceed 500 person days of construction work.
Information provided in F10s is defined in Schedule 1 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 and includes dutyholder contact details (client, principal contractor, principal designer, contractors, designers), site address, start date and length of the construction phase, description of the project, the time allowed by the client for the whole project and the number of people and contractors on site.”
HSE would like to know, by email to email@example.com :
- Is any of the information held in F10s likely to be of use to you personally or to your business?
- If so, which information would be useful and how would it be useful to you?
CDM 2015 Information and Templates
See CDM 2015 Survey Results for the findings of our CDM 2015 Five Minute Online Survey.
We have published a great deal of further information and templates designed to support Clients, Designers, Principal Designers/Contractors and Contractors in meeting their duties under CDM Regulations 2015.