Structural-Safety: CROSS Forum

Structural-Safety are holding their third CROSS Forum event.

Lead speaker, Barry Davies, will talk about 'Human Factors - How to prevent safety incidents'. He focuses on the predictability of skilled human performance and the tools and techniques that can be applied to understand why people do what they do with an emphasis on the role of the engineer at the design stage.

Three Young Members from the ICE and the IStructE will then present a recent CROSS report, providing insight into what caused the event or concern, the impact of actions taken, and what could have been done to manage or mitigate the risk. There will be an opportunity after each presentation for audience-wide discussion.

About the speaker 

Barry is a Principal Consultant in the Human Factors team in ERM, based in the UK. As a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Barry has worked in the human factors arena for nearly 35 years. He sits on several safety committees as the human factors representative including the UK's Civil Aviation Authority's Ground Handling Operations Safety Team (GHOST) and Highways England's People-Plant-Interface task force.


18:00 Registration
18:30 Welcome
Human Factors: How to prevent safety incidents
Barry Davies
CROSS Report 693 & discussion
Stability of existing structures impacting construction sites
Ian McMillan - Skanska
CROSS Report 597 & discussion
Inadequate structural design at a school
Bernard Travers - Hawkins
CROSS Report 652 & discussion
Designer competency and missing rebar
Andrei Popa - Atkins
20:30 Close followed by pizza reception

CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety) is a confidential reporting scheme for safety matters concerned with the design, construction and use of structures. CROSS was established to share lessons learned which might not otherwise have had formal recognition. Reports submitted to CROSS are completely confidential - names of reporters are confidential and identifying features from event descriptions are removed. CROSS maintains a database of anonymised reports and publishes quarterly newsletters containing reports with comments from the CROSS Panel of experts. When a trend is detected, action is taken to influence changes in culture and, when possible, in standards or legislation.

This evening forum is sponsored by:



Event Information

Eventbrite - Structural-Safety: CROSS Forum

Event Status
Limited spaces left

Event Date

18:00 for 18:30

Free To Attend

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Barry Davies

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