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447 Fatal wall collapse at school due to 'wall climbing'

This report has been provided by HSE and once again highlights the potential dangers of freestanding masonry walls.

669 Light Gauge Steel Framing and responsibilities on site

As an increasingly popular method of supporting building envelopes, Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) was utilised on the residential project in question.

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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

Recent publications from CROSS International partners include:

July 2018               SCOSS Alert - Building a Safer Future

July 2018               CROSS Newsletter No. 51




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