The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has appointed Malcolm Craighead to the newly-created post of Compliance and Scheme Manager.
Craighead has been a self-employed auditor and consultant for the past six years, previously gaining over 30 years’ service within the paper and packaging industry.
In his new role with the SSAIB, Craighead is responsible for the upkeep of the organisation’s UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021 2011 (in turn enabing the SSAIB to certify organisations’ management systems) and the transition of BS EN 45011 to BS EN 17065 (covering requirements for product certification).
Looking ahead, significant changes/revisions to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 are planned for 2015 which will require awareness training for all auditors and personnel employed within the SSAIB.
Management systems for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004
While employed in the paper and packaging sector, Craighead was involved in writing and implementing management systems for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BS-OHSAS 18001:2007 as well as being part of a BSI Committee for writing and implementing ISO 11093 Parts 1-9 (which are still in use today).
He also brings to SSAIB considerable auditing experience across a range of sectors and a close involvement with UKAS through witnessed audits and Head Office audits from his time with another local certification body.
“I’m genuinely excited about being appointed as SSAIB’s new Compliance and Scheme Manager,” explained Craighead. “This is a natural step into a larger organisation which will help me support all personnel within the SSAIB to achieve ongoing growth and development for the benefit of our Registered Firms. At the end of the day this, together with raising industry standards, is what the SSAIB is all about.”