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CROSS; Its formation, Development and Expansion into Fire Safety

Region: CROSS-UK

Date and time

7 December 2022, 09:00 - 10:00 GMT






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Structural and fire safety has been brought into sharp focus in recent years, particularly following the collapse of Champlain Towers in Miami in 2021 and the London Grenfell fire tragedy in 2017.

CROSS (Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures) is the confidential system that shares lessons learned from voluntarily submitted reports regarding incidents, near-misses and occurrences during a structure’s design, construction, operation, and ultimate demolition. The system, originally for structural safety reporting, has been expanded to cover fire safety, following a recommendation by Dame Judith Hackitt in her post-Grenfell review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

The panel will explore CROSS's origins, expansion and future, and it will discuss example safety reports.

Reasons to attend

  • Appreciate the value of safety reporting and sharing lessons learned

  • Understand the difference between mandatory and voluntary occurrence reporting under the Building Safety Act

  • Recognise the importance of fire safety and its relevance to structural safety

Who should attend?

This briefing will be relevant to all structural and fire engineers working in the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, structures and bridges.


Alastair Soane
Principal Consultant, CROSS

Julie Bregulla
Principal Consultant, CROSS

Neil Gibbins
Lead Fire Safety Consultant, CROSS

Paul Livesey
Scheme Manager, CROSS