Engineers and construction workers are being urged to raise safety concerns about innovations rolled out to achieve the UK’s goal of net zero climate emissions.
Structural safety body CROSS UK has established a new “theme page” dedicated to concerns around “climate-motivated innovations or change of approach”.
CROSS allows engineers and construction workers to anonymously share safety concerns in a bid to improve best practice across the industry.
It’s remit covers structural safety, materials and was recently expanded to cover fire safety issues.
CROSS fire engineering consultant Peter Wilkinson said: “We are starting to see an increased number of safety reports related to the climate emergency, so we felt it was our duty to help the industry be aware of these issues.
“CROSS has launched a new Theme Page which draws together content around this topic and allows professionals to read and share fire and structural safety information.”
The description on the Safety of structures in the climate emergency reporting page adds: “In the current climate emergency and the race to achieve zero emissions, we must ensure our structures remain safe as we develop and implement any climate-motivated innovation or change of approach.
“This Theme Page will be used to both collate content around this topic and to allow professionals to share safety issues for others to learn from.
“In 2019, engineering consultancies around the world began to respond to government declarations of a climate emergency by declaring their own Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, which CROSS supports.
“One of the commitments of the organisations signed up to in the declarations is to share knowledge and research on an open source basis.”
In particular, CROSS is looking for engineers to raise safety related information regarding:
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