New register of specialists to advise on construction products

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) will commission scientific work to support public protection

Experts are encouraged to apply to join the register of pre-approved specialists from whom OPSS can commission short pieces of ad hoc scientific work to support its work in protecting the public.

In this call for construction products expertise, OPSS is looking for people within the domains of civil and structural engineering, fire sciences, material science as well as other associated areas of knowledge in relation to the natural analytical sciences and technical fields of expertise.

Applicants will be selected based on their experience and ability to provide scientific evidence, analysis or technical advice across OPSS’s remit including:

  • Construction product research support: methodological design, proposal appraisal, rapid evidence reviews, report evaluation/peer review, quality assurance and risk analysis.

  • Guidance and technical support on the development and validation of analytical methodologies applied to the assessment of construction products.

  • Ad hoc technical advice on construction product safety issues which may impact human health.

Further information can be found on the OPSS Careers Website

Office for Product Safety and Standards