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Recent Reports

706 General fire safety in residential blocks

A reporter discusses fire safety issues discovered during investigations of building defects in residential blocks.

694 Dangerous balcony construction

During an investigation of a balcony construction, a reporter discovered serious inadequacies related to total lack of co-ordination between sub-contract work packages coupled with lack of appropriate supervision.

Current matters
under consideration


  • Quality of construction
  • Fire in buildings
  • Quality of supervision on site
  • Use of Resident Engineers
  • Robustness
  • Weather damage to buildings

Reports on these subjects are sought, as well as on any other concerns.



Recent Publications

January 2018         CROSS Newsletter No. 49

September 2017    SCOSS Alert - Hazard identification for structural design

About Us

Structural-Safety works with construction professionals, industry and government on safety matters concerned with the design, construction and use of structures.

We are an independent umbrella organisation consisting of two entities; SCOSS, a committee established to maintain a continuing review of building and civil engineering matters affecting the safety of structures, and CROSS, a confidential safety reporting scheme established to capture and share lessons learned which might not otherwise have had formal recognition.

Visit our About Us page to find out more about Structural-Safety and our People page to view the Structural-Safety members.

CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety)

CROSS depends on individuals and firms participating by sending reports of their experiences and concerns in confidence to CROSS.

Reports submitted to CROSS are completely confidential and neither personal details nor information that could be used to identify a project or product are seen by anyone other than the CROSS Director.

Visit our Confidential Reporting page to find out more about our scheme or if you have an experience that could be useful to others, please contribute by submitting a report.


Weather Damage Reports

Severe weather events have caused extensive damage and disruption to infrastructure and buildings with serious consequences for many.

Creating a record of damage to buildings and structures has the support of MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) and other government agencies in the UK to help formulate long term strategies for the Building Regulations.

The CROSS system will be used for collecting and processing information on weather damage. Visit our What To Report page for more information or submit a report on weather damage.


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