Top 10 reasons why ceilings collapse

1 Incorrect selection of fixing

2 Incorrect installation of fixing

3 Additional load applied

4 Insufficient number of fixings

5 People walking/crawling on ceilings

6 Failure to follow manufacturers guidance/instructions

7 Modification by other trades

8 Insufficient supervision/training

9 Structural vibration causing fixings to fail

10 Substitution of specified components


Source: FIS member survey 2010

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