In terms of product testing, what evidence exists for ways in which designers can effectively test and evidence whether combinations of products forming ‘systems’ are safe (e.g. using digital modelling)? What is proportionate and feasible? What requirements could be placed on manufacturers to support designers when putting a system together?


Key areas here are developing our understanding of the drivers of behaviour across the industry, and the benefits and potential risks that technological change may bring.

Next steps

The lead contacts are: Lesley Smith, Senior Principal Research Officer, Analysis, Research and Co-ordination Unit, Analysis and Data Directorate: and David Hughes, Head of the Chief Scientific Adviser’s office:


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