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NEW MERGED WEBSITE FOR STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODIES

Structural safety intelligence sources now located on integrated website

The web sites of CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety) and SCOSS (Standing Committee on Structural Safety) have now merged to form Structural-Safety.

Structural-Safety combines the activities of SCOSS and CROSS to “work with the professions, industry and government on safety matters concerned with the design, construction and use of building and civil engineering structures”. The organisation:

  • collects confidential data on the concerns of structural and civil engineers and others;
  • provides comments in relation to these concerns;
  • maintains a database of reports and publications;
  • collects data from public sources on failures, collapses and relevant incidents;
  • considers whether unacceptable risk exists, or might arise in the future;
  • promotes a positive attitude to learning from experience; and
  • helps to influence changes to improve structural safety.

CROSS is the scheme established by in 2005 to improve structural safety and reduce failures by using confidential reports to highlight lessons that have been learnt, to generate feedback and to influence change. Reports sent to CROSS are completely confidential and separate from SCOSS. Neither personal details nor information that could be used to identify a project or product are used.

SCOSS is the independent body established in 1976 to maintain a continuing review of building and civil engineering matters affecting the safety of structures. SCOSS aims to identify in advance those trends and developments which might contribute to an increasing risk to structural safety.

                  

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