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).
This report has been provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and once again highlights the potential dangers of freestanding masonry walls.
Whilst carrying out an independent design check on a tower crane foundation design, a reporter discovered that the piles used on site did not have the required tension capacity.
Concerns were raised after Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) acting as a structural system was trimmed locally on site to accommodate the installation of balcony brackets without approval from the design team.
After reading the safety alert on Hazard identification for structural design, a reporter shares their views how various parties involved with structural safety sometimes see their responsibilities.
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