SSAIB, the UK’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body for organisations, has appointed Malcolm Craighead to its newly created post of Compliance and Scheme Manager. Malcolm has been a self-employed auditor and consultant for the past six years and previously had over 30 years’ service within the paper and packaging industry.
In his new role with SSAIB Malcolm is responsible for the upkeep of its UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021 2011 (enabing SSAIB, in turn, 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 SSAIB.
Whilst in the paper and packaging sector Malcolm 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,” Malcolm Craighead comments. “This is a natural step into a larger organisation, which will help me support all personnel within SSAIB to achieve on-going growth and development for the benefit of our Registered Firms. At the end of the day this, together with raising industry standards, is what SSAIB is all about.”