Construction Products

OPSS became the national regulator for construction products in 2021.  This is in line with a recommendation made in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt following the Grenfell Tower fire.

We enforce, with our partners in Trading Standards, the Construction Product Regulations and we are supporting DLUHC (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) in developing a new regulatory framework for construction products.  We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with industry, regulators, trade associations and others involved in delivering a better built environment for the UK.

Our strategic aims are to:

  • Prevent construction products posing a safety risk from entering the market.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to unsafe construction products on the market.
  • Support change in industry, helping to influence their decision-making.
  • Raise confidence that construction products will perform as intended.

We are therefore looking for talented people with proven skills and experience from a regulatory, compliance or investigatory environment, who possess strong strategic problem-solving skills, are adept and confident communicators and can demonstrate the ability to make sound regulatory decisions based on evidence available.

Watch this space for upcoming Construction Products vacancies!

Our offer to you, is an exciting opportunity to help us further develop and shape this regulatory function as we continue to mature as a regulator.  You will also receive access to our excellent benefits and rewards packages, such as our wide range of career development and training opportunities, flexible working arrangements and other facilities.

See here for further details

Meet the teams

Business Compliance Team

Who we are

The Business Compliance Team possesses a wide range of regulatory experience acquired from a variety of regulatory and compliance environments.  Their skills are focussed primarily on investigating allegations of non-compliance and undertaking market surveillance activities.

What we do

The Business Compliance Team is responsible for setting and establishing OPSS’ approach to drive business compliance with construction product legislation.  They lead on the delivery of high-quality regulatory decisions regarding construction products placed on the UK market.


Sector Compliance Team

Who we are

The Sector Compliance Team has a very broad suite of skills and experience, ranging from experienced regulators to lawyers to engineering professionals.

What we do

The Sector Compliance Team plays a meaningful role in shaping and delivering our regulatory activities by leading on the identification of problems in the construction products industry sectors in complying with the law and the development of risk and evidence-based strategies to solve those problems.