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CROSS Topic Paper

Risks with large screens at public events

Region: CROSS-UK Published: 1 February 2008


The rapid development of large screen technology has resulted in the common use of these systems. The intent of this note is to examine their use from a structural safety perspective.

Support structures created from proprietary sections (often lattice frames) should be carefully assessed to ensure that they are appropriate for the particular circumstances proposed, and that the joints are properly designed for all loading combinations.

Note: this Topic Paper was published by SCOSS (Standing Committee on Structural Safety). Since March 2021, SCOSS is integrated under the name Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS).

Who should read this?

Those who commission or procure or licence temporary stages and other temporary structures. Owners of sites and venues, promoters, contractors and their designers, local authority licensing officers and building control officers.

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