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Inadequate design submissions for alterations to an existing building

An upper storey extension was designed without considering the effect on the structure below.

Cladding and decking certification

A supplier of materials refuses to provide their potential clients with their products’ Reaction to Fire Class.

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 64

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 64 has been published and includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.

Fire safety risks with lithium-ion batteries

A reporter has raised concerns regarding the increase in the use of lithium-ion batteries, along with their related hazards which currently remain unregulated.

Concern over modelling of concrete frame building for construction stage

Independent check shows inadequate modelling of concrete frame building with transfer slab.

Fire protection of stair structure

A reporter is concerned about the lack of structural fire protection in a fire escape stair.

Delay by party wall surveyor adds to risk

A party wall surveyor causes delay which prevents a dangerous wall from being made safe in a timely manner.

Safety issues associated with balconies

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This Alert draws attention to the safety risks associated with balconies, both new and existing. It draws on confidential reporting experience from the UK, from Australia, New Zealand and from the USA.

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Your report will make a difference. It will help to create positive change and improve safety.

Our secure and confidential safety reporting system gives professionals the opportunity to share their experiences to help others.