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254 Steel connector failures and forged certificates

According to a reporter, some suppliers are receiving components that are accompanied by certificates that are potentially false or forged.

390 Fabrication issues with imported steelwork truss in Australia

The truss structure shown, says the reporter, illustrated significant defects and deflected after erection requiring rectification.

Current matters
under consideration

  • Quality of documentation
  • Competency
  • Communication and change management
  • Design of RC walls
  • Temporary works
  • Deep excavations
  • Light gauge steel trusses

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


Recent Publications

May 2019                CROSS-AUS Update

December 2018      CROSS-AUS Newsletter 1

The first CROSS-AUS Newsletter has been published and we encourage you to read it and provide us with your comments and feedback on any of the content. Or better still, submit your own report on any safety issues or matters of concern that you may have.

Please pass this Newsletter on to any of your colleagues who may not be aware of CROSS-AUS.

Note: if you think you have signed up via our website to get email updates and you did not receive this first Newsletter, it may be that your email system blocked the confirmation email that you should have received. In that case send us an email to administrator@cross-aus.org.au and we will try to help you resolve the matter.


CROSS-AUS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety - Australasia)

CROSS-AUS is a confidential reporting scheme established to capture and share lessons learned from structural safety issues which might not otherwise get public recognition. Our Panel provide expert commentary to help engineers learn from the experiences of others. CROSS-AUS will help the profession improve public safety.

CROSS-AUS builds on the success of CROSS, the UK based schemes that has been operating since 2005 with demonstrable public safety outcomes. It depends on individuals and firms participating by sending reports of their experiences and concerns on structural safety in confidence.

Reports submitted to CROSS-AUS 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.


Welcome to CROSS-AUS.

As President of The Institution of Structural Engineers, I was privileged to launch CROSS-Australasia during the ASEC 2018 conference in Adelaide in September 2018.

As professional engineers we have a profound duty to ensure the safety of all those who use the structures we design and build. Sharing feedback on near misses or concerns is not always easy and CROSS is a successful community platform to allow professionals to do this simply, without attributing blame. 

Learning across national boundaries is vital as frequently the experiences in one country are directly relevant to another. The CROSS model has operated successfully in the UK for many years, and we are working to expand it as an international safety reporting scheme wherever we can.

I would like to thank all my fellow IStructE members who rose to the challenge of formally establishing CROSS-AUS. By doing so you have made an invaluable contribution to safety in the built environment.

With my best wishes

Faith Wainwright, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers 2018


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:

April 2019               CROSS-UK Newsletter 54

November 2018      SCOSS-UK Alert - Effects of Scale




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