Share knowledge to help create a safer built environment
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 report on fire and structural safety issues. These are then published anonymously to share lessons learned, create positive change, and improve safety. Find out more about the safety information we provide below.
Go to the 'Safety Information' page to find fire safety reports or information on structural safety issues and concerns.
If you are looking for a specific topic or category, use the filters to find the most relevant information to you, we have reports on concrete, steel, masonry, timber and many more categories.
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.
CROSS-UK Newsletter 68
CROSS-UK Newsletter 68 has been published which includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.
Potential dangers in misusing fire safety terminology
A reporter highlighted the issue that there are cases where inconsistent and inaccurate fire safety terminology is used.
Corrosion concerns on a pedestrian bridge
A reporter is concerned about a pedestrian bridge that may have reduced load capacity due to corrosion at the root of cantilever supports.
The application of rule-based guidance and potential alternative approaches
A reporter raised with CROSS a series of questions and opinions about the treatment of fire risk in buildings and rule based guidance requirements.
Further example of incorrect finite element modelling
Concerns in respect of the sufficiency of finite element modelling of masonry walls as part of a reinforced concrete framed building.
No worse than existing?
This report discusses the perceived exploitation of a common fire safety argument: the existing condition.
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Our secure and confidential safety reporting system gives professionals the opportunity to share their experiences to help others.