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Legal Metrology and Product Safety Training Programme

CTSI is pleased to announce that they are working again in partnership with the Office for Product Safety and Standards to deliver a programme of Product Safety and Legal Metrology training to all local authority practitioners throughout the UK.

With the challenges of changing markets and technology, it is essential that local authority practitioners are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with business to build consumer confidence and leading approaches to compliance. 

The programme consists of a seminar and a number of workshops that will take place during the period of December 2021 – May 2022. Places are FREE to all local authorities.

Further information/notification of training

All places are booked online via Eventbrite, spaces will be limited  If you would like to be added to our mailing list to find out about future OPSS/CTSI training; would like more information about any of the training or would like to be advised when bookings go live for any of the following, please complete this form.

Waiting lists/General Enquiries

If you have any other enquiries or would like to be added to the waiting list for any of the courses please email LmPsTraining@tsi.org.uk with details including your name, contact telephone number and which course(s) you are interested in.

Future training courses

If you would like to make a suggestion for future training courses or would like to request a training course to be repeated please do so via this form. 

Product Safety and Metrology 

Competency to work at the Ports and Borders (non port local authorities)

This course is designed for local authorities that do not have a port or ERT in their area. Port local authorities sometimes have to contact other local authorities, particularly since the EU Exit, to request assistance in tracking/tracing/investigating businesses and goods and therefore the 1 day session will inform these local authorities of what Port local authorities do and how they may engage with them

There is a separate course for port local authorities over four half days.

Learning outcomes include: Overview of working at the GB border, Border Operating Model, legal & practical use of powers, how Border Profiling works, roles & responsibilities of different bodies work at the port, documentation, implications for inland authorities, dealing with intelligence and referrals following a border intervention on a local importer. 

For non-port Local Authority Product Safety Practitioners:
One day course
16 May 9.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00
17 May  9.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00
19 May  9.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00 (Northern Ireland only)
20 May  9.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00 

16 May 2022 
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17 May 2022 
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19 May 2022 (Northern Ireland only) 
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20 May 2022
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Awareness and basics on Construction Products Regulations

It is anticipated that OPSS will become the national regulator for construction products from 2022. OPSS and MHCLG are working on a new legal framework that will set appropriate and clear safety obligations on businesses supplying construction products. The scope of construction product regulations is to be extended, to cover all products used in building and construction projects, to strengthen national and local regulatory enforcement powers, and to increase national oversight of the whole system.

Learn about how the new regime and legislation will work in practice.

This one day course will be taking place over five days in May.  Initially limited to two per local authority. 


18 May 2022
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