Familiar to many structural engineers, CROSS is a confidential safety reporting system for buildings and other structures. It allows professionals and others to share their concerns about, and experiences of, structural safety and fire safety. This sharing of knowledge helps others make structures safer.
CROSS publishes safety information that supports continuous learning at all levels across the built environment.
As part of the expansion, the CROSS website
has been updated to make reporting easier. The site also offers an easily searchable library of past reports, and structural and fire safety information. This helps individuals and organisations learn more about the safety implications of their work.
"The expansion of CROSS to include fire as well as structural safety is an important step forward in providing reassurance to the general public.
This however, is only a starting point. The commitment of the wider built environment sector to contribute to - and then use – CROSS reports will be the acid test."
Martin Powell, Chief Executive of IStructE