A Newsletter from CROSS-UK containing reports on structural safety issues.
Note: this Newsletter was published by CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety). Since March 2021, Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety is renamed Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS).
Investigation by a reporter’s firm into an access scaffold on a refurbishment contract on a city centre site brought to light a number of deficiencies which rendered the scaffold out with its design parameters.
A reporter raises concern after evidence had recently been received that an increased number of ‘copies’ of the supplier’s inspection certificates for heavy plate products had been modified from the original state or falsified.
On a contract where multi lift access scaffolds had been installed for a period of up to 18 months in an exposed coastal location, it was found by a reporter on one of the regular inspections that some of the scaffold ties had failed.
A reporter raises questions about very tall and complex reinforced concrete structures that incorporate combined transfer systems some of which may be supported on corner columns.
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