CROSS - Expanding into fire safety

Author: Various

Date published

7 December 2022

Price
Free

CROSS - Expanding into fire safety

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Author
Date published
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Guidance
Author

Various

Date published

7 December 2022

Author

Various

Price

Free

This breakfast briefing explored how CROSS drives a culture of structural and fire safety reporting across the engineering profession.

Structural and fire safety has been brought into sharp focus in recent years, particularly following the collapse of Champlain Towers in Miami in 2021 and the London Grenfell fire tragedy in 2017.

The panel explored CROSS's origins, expansion and future, and the presenter discussed some case studies.

The formation, development, and future of CROSS Using real safety reports as case studies, Alastair demonstrates how the safety reporting process works and how it fits into the international structural engineering stage.

An enhanced and expanded CROSS-UK The presentation showcases how CROSS UK has expanded since the Grenfell tragedy and its recent relaunch to include fire safety. CROSS's taxonomy is analysed.

Collaborative reporting for fire safety Using historic case studies, the presentation shows how regulation around safety is changing and how CROSS fits in the wider cultural change.

Additional information

Format:
Video
Publisher:
IStructE

About CROSS

CROSS is a community of professionals who share safety information and learn from each other’s experiences. By creating a non-judgmental community, CROSS encourages as many professionals as possible to submit safety reports to enable positive change and improved safety. Find out more here.
 

Speakers

Alastair Soane, Principal Consultant, CROSS
Alastair is a founding member of CROSS where he is now a Consultant and member of the CROSS Technical Board. Alastair was the Director of CROSS and then Structural-Safety from 2005 to 2021 and is a founding member of CROSS. In 2021 he became a Consultant and a member of the CROSS Technical Board. Responsible for introducing CROSS in Australasia, and the USA.

Neil Gibbins, Lead Fire Safety Consultant, CROSS
Neil was lead officer for fire protection within the UK Chief Fire Officers Association (now NFCC) from 2007 to 2013, chairing the group that managed the implementation of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. Since moving on from the fire and rescue service, Neil has been President and CEO of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He was chair of a national working group set up to improve product safety recalls, appointed by the then BEIS Minister Margot James. He supported the post Grenfell industry led work, as a member of the Competency Steering Group and secretary of the fire engineers group, as well as assisting Structural-Safety with the expansion of CROSS to incorporate fire safety.

Paul Livesey, Scheme Manager, CROSS
Paul is a chartered structural engineer with 30 years’ experience as a consultant engineer and project manager within the building sector. He is responsible for the overall management of CROSS and works closely with the various stakeholders and expert panels; he shares their passion to ensure that knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted, and lessons are learned to promote safety across the industry.

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