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Essential consideration of ‘soft hazards’ on civil and building engineering projects

Published: 7 December 2022


A check-list for all those engaged in structural or fire engineering design.

John Carpenter

Civil and structural safety expert, previous Secretary to SCOSS, and ICE Gold Medal winner John Carpenter has written this check list based on his many year’s experience to draw attention of designers to the ‘soft hazards’ that must be addressed as part of their work. These are particularly relevant and important in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy.

It is published here as part of a CROSS programme to include papers on safety related matters from third party sources.

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