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Structural-Safety

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

Structural-Safety has 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 People page to view the Structural-Safety members.

About Us

Structural-Safety is funded by the IStructE (who also provide all administrative support), the ICE and HSE. Structural-Safety is also supported by MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), Highways England, Network Rail, and SBSA (Scottish Building Standards Agency). LABC (Local Authority Building Control), who represent all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, is also a supporter.

SCOSS

SCOSS was established in 1976 to maintain a continuing review of building and civil engineering matters affecting the safety of structures.

SCOSS Alerts and SCOSS Topic Papers are published on our website to encourage the collection and dissemination of concerns or collapses from public sources and CROSS reports.

While concentrating on matters relating to the UK, SCOSS maintains an awareness with events worldwide through its contact with other international organisations.

CROSS

CROSS is a confidential reporting scheme established by SCOSS in 2005 to capture and share lessons learned which might not otherwise have had formal recognition.

We depend 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 Delegated Persons as detailed on our People page.

CROSS maintains a database of anonymised reports and publishes quarterly CROSS Newsletters on our website containing anonymised reports with comments from the CROSS Panel of experts.

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.

Although CROSS handles submitted reports confidentially, and completely anonymises any material published as a result of the submission, initial contributions must be identifiable. This is necessary in order to verify (and therefore validate) the subject matter.

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