Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
27 November 2014
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The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
In the concluding part of this article, Sean Brady explores in more detail the technical cause of the Quebec Bridge collapse and the human factors that lay behind this.
Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, explains why it's important to understand the reasons behind structural failures.
All electrical work is potentially dangerous. In addition to the usual risks inherent with any electrical supply, site work can be particularly dangerous due to the risk of underground cables being cut or overhead wires being touched. The evolving nature of construction sites generates considerable uncertainty. Structural engineers will not be involved in power circuit design, but they should be aware of the inherent dangers on sites, particularly when planning alterations.