Welcome to Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures UK (CROSS-UK). CROSS is a confidential reporting system which allows professionals working in the built environment to make reports on fire and structural safety issues. The reports are then published anonymously to share lessons learned, create positive change, and improve safety. Find out more about the safety information we provide below.
If you know of or have experienced a fire or structural safety concern or incident submit a report to CROSS using the secure reporting system so we can share the lessons learned.
Poor, high-water content excavated material, slipped into a 15-20m deep borrow pit. The material had slipped to the bottom of the pit partially burying excavation, crushing and screening equipment. If this slip had occurred during working hours, the impact could have been very serious.
This report highlights that the extensive use of combustible materials in the construction of balconies can result in fire spread over the external wall to an extent which is inadequate for building safety, even buildings less than 18m.
This report concerns the modelling of joints when using computer programs. In some cases, engineers are applying rotational releases to joints in models but subsequently designing the connections as rigid. This leaves a fundamental mismatch between analysis and design which may lead to unsafe structural connections argues a reporter.
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Our secure and confidential safety reporting system gives professionals the opportunity to share their experiences to help others.