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979 Outdoor video screens

This report is to raise concerns about certain video screen systems being used out of doors for public displays with large numbers of people in close proximity.

845 Weld de-specification

A reporter's firm was engaged as sub-contract fabricators for a main contractor and was asked to de-specify full and partial penetration butt welds and replace with fillet welds.

Current matters
under consideration

  • COVID-19
  • Quality of construction
  • Fire in buildings
  • Supervision and inspection on site
  • Robustness
  • Weather damage to buildings

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

Recent Publications

December 2020     Lessons Learned from the 2018 Florida Bridge Collapse During Construction

October 2020         CROSS Newsletter 60


CROSS learning from lockdown: structural safety hazards from COVID-19

CROSS would welcome your reports on new structural safety hazards arising from these or other consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic; your reports will help us learn for the future.

Safety hazards might be in the present during lockdown, be in the future as we hopefully get back to normal afterwards or become embedded in the built fabric and give problems in years to come. What are you finding that we should learn from as a result of:

  • concerns about designs, checks or quality assurance;
  • works suspended, sites closed, structures left part-built;
  • revised work methods or changed supervision practice that have knock-on effects to structural safety;
  • consequences of 24/7 higher occupation of residential buildings during lockdown;
  • consequences of vacancy of non-residential buildings, or non-use of other structural assets;
  • postponement or curtailing of safety or inspections or maintenance activity;
  • loss of look, see, touch, feel - the intuitive engagement with hazard, risk and early warning signs;
  • other responses to this terrible crisis.



CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety)

CROSS depends on individuals and firms participating by sending reports of their experiences and concerns on structural safety 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 Designated Persons as detailed on our People page.

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.




Recent Publications from CROSS International Partners

Recent publications from CROSS International partners include:

March 2020             CROSS-US Newsletter 1

February 2020        CROSS-AUS Newsletter 3


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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