A Newsletter from CROSS-UK containing reports on structural safety issues.
Note: this Newsletter was published by CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety). Since March 2021, Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety is renamed Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS).
The reporter noticed that the in-house structural engineer for the steel frame company had not taken account of all the loads in the design of the head track.
A reporter is concerned about the lack of consideration shown both in British Standards and industry guidance regarding the risk of impact of vehicles with scaffolds and thereby putting at risk those working on a scaffold.
A reporter has come across adapted masonry support props in use and in their view, they must only be used in the case of limited openings where the masonry can arch over.
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