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Ideagen's Jane Murdoch collects key safety award on behalf of Safety Group West Scotland

29 January 2016
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Ideagen’s Jane Murdoch was a special guest at the House of Lords recently, receiving the Silver Alan Butler Award on behalf of Safety Group West Scotland (SGWS) at a prestigious safety ceremony.

Jane, a key member of Ideagen’s Manufacturing & Services team, was invited to the event in London as part of her role as a member of SGWS and Vice Chair of the Scottish Chamber of Safety, an umbrella body overseeing all safety groups in Scotland.

Organised by the Safety Groups UK (SGUK), the Alan Butler Awards took place at the House of Lords on Monday, January 25th and recognises, celebrates and communicates the success of Safety Groups and individuals across the UK.

Jane said: “The Alan Butler Awards is a show piece event for all safety groups up and down the UK and I was delighted to be asked to attend through my role within SGWS and as Vice Chair of the Scottish Chamber of Safety.

“The SGWS has performed tirelessly throughout 2015 to not only increase safety levels in their area, but also to raise awareness of the importance of safety and appropriate safety measures in the workplace.”

Each safety group is assessed on five key performance areas including;


  • Communication with members, other health and safety organisations and the wider community
  • Topics and speakers included in its annual programme and/or seminar
  • How they support the HSE and its strategy
  • Key achievements in the last 12 months
  • Retention and recruitment of members


Safety Group West Scotland, formerly SHEF(S), is the oldest safety group in Scotland and one of the oldest in the UK having been in operation for over 80 years. The organisation has strong connections with the SGUK and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Ideagen, who are registered with the SGUK, are industry leaders in Environment, Health and Safety Management not just in the UK but globally. The organisation develops software and provides services to over 2,200 organisations operating in some of the most highly regulated industries including aviation, life sciences, manufacturing and oil & gas.

Jane added: “It is important that organisations, such as ourselves at Ideagen, work with the likes of the HSE and SGUK to improve safety levels and awareness in the UK.

“The HSE are trying to change the face of health and safety in the UK, and both the safety groups and organisations such as Ideagen will be key in aligning those safety messages filtering down from the HSE and SGUK.”

As part of her work with the Scottish Chamber of Safety, Jane has been involved in the UK-wide strategy for health and safety, including the ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’ project.

Picture Caption: Jane Murdoch is pictured with the Silver Alan Butler Award she received at the House of Lords on behalf of Safety Group West Scotland.

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