Photo (L-R): Andrew Osborne and David Taylor
SSAIB recruits manned services assessors ahead of business licensing
SSAIB, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the UK’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has recruited two new manned services assessors to join its team headed by Manned Services Scheme Manager Stephen Grieve. Their appointments come in the context of future regulation through mandatory business licensing – the most significant factor affecting the security industry since the SIA (Security Industry Authority) introduced individual licensing under the 2001 Private Security Industry Act.
Andrew Osborne joins SSAIB covering the south of England. He brings with him an extensive and wide-ranging 40-year track record of business experience including security screening and training, health & safety management and risk assessments with companies such as G4S – with whom, for example, he conducted site and remote audits on static guarding, maritime, aviation, rail and events operations including employee screening, training and licensing.
Andrew’s appointment to the team is mirrored by David Taylor’s recruitment to cover the Midlands and north of England for SSAIB. David has a similarly impressive industry CV dating back over 20 years and including roles as an operations, training and quality and security manager for Sigma Security, together with time as a project manager for Wilson James covering British Airways’s Heathrow HQ site, as well as being manager of security & safety services for both the Portman and Coventry building societies.
“Bringing on board professionals of Andrew and David’s calibre is a significant step for SSAIB, investing in our regional manned services assessment capability in the run-up to anticipated 2015 business licensing – with all of the important implications involved in that process,” comments Stephen Grieve. “This move also demonstrates SSAIB’s credentials within the market, operating for the benefit of licensing and certification customers around the UK and Ireland.”