Risk Management

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Risk Management

We take risk management seriously across the business and have an established track record of effectively and successfully managing a broad spectrum of operations, commercial and reputational risks for our clients, many of whom are national and international household brand names. These clients include Central Government, national accountancy firms, banks, lenders and retailers, as well as private clients.

Trust and Compliance

Our clients trust John Pye Auctions as their contracted and appointed auctioneers, to manage their surplus stock and assets in a safe and effective manner, whilst safeguarding their brand value, margins, loss prevention and reputational risk. John Pye Auctions operates in accordance with UK Auction Law with all goods sold as seen and salesroom viewings offered prior to the conclusion of every auction held. This means the UK Sales of Goods Act does not apply, as all auction lots offered are second hand goods.

We are part of the voluntary FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) currently at the Bronze level. To achieve this, all our drivers undergo comprehensive accredited and non-accredited training, covering the key areas of environmental impact, safety, and operational efficiency. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective driving habits.

To ensure all auction activities and offerings are safe, we apply an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, (officially ISO 45001:2018), which is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

John Pye Auctions key benefits of ISO 45001 for clients and customers are:

  • Create the best possible working conditions across our organisation
  • Identify hazards and put in place controls to manage them
  • Reduce workplace accidents and illness to cut related costs and downtime
  • Engage and motivate staff with better, safer working conditions
  • Demonstrate and enforce compliance to clients, customers and suppliers

Implementing a health & safety management system has helped us to:

  • Manage the risk of harm to our employees and our customers
  • Understand the importance of managing safety
  • Understand in more detail the legislation that applies to us
  • Identify areas of improvement

Always Striving to Improve

Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 45001 includes the need for continual improvement of our systems and approach to environmental concerns and John Pye Auctions undertakes quarterly reviews, measuring and planning assessments to drive continued development.

To this aim, we have focussed on several key areas:

  • Health & Safety, Manual Handling and Legionella risks
  • Fire training, including awareness, prevention and asbestos risks
  • Identifying and managing risks to assets in our custody, our employees and site visitors
  • Recording and analysis of accidents, AFR and near miss incidents
  • Risk assess all that we do

In combination these measures ensure our reputation as a safe place to work are promoted, harnessed, and delivered and have direct benefits such as:

  • Reduce the number of accidents, which is historically very low as a business
  • Regular SHEQ training and updates in team meetings ensuring employees take an active role in OH&S matters
  • Downtime and the costs of disruption to operations reduced
  • Reduction in the overall costs of incidents and Insurance premiums
  • Lower absenteeism and employee turnover rates
  • Safeguard reputational risk for John Pye Auctions, our clients, customers, and suppliers

We are continually reviewing and improving our risk management processes to help provide the best service for our clients and employees, across all our sites.

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