Last reviewed 5 May 2022

Experts are being encouraged to apply to join the register of pre-approved specialists from who the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) can commission short pieces of ad hoc scientific work to support its work in protecting the public.

Issuing a call for construction products expertise, the OPSS explained that it was looking for people within the domains of civil and structural engineering, fire sciences and 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.

In particular, this will include construction product research support with regard to methodological design, proposal appraisal, rapid evidence reviews, report evaluation/peer review, quality assurance and risk analysis.

In addition, the OPSS will be looking for guidance and technical support on the development and validation of analytical methodologies applied to the assessment of construction products and ad hoc technical advice on construction product safety issues which may impact human health.

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