With all the WHS legislation and accreditations out there, how do you know if the company your organisation is working with is ethical, transparent and takes the health and safety of their staff and operations seriously?
Safety should be a foundation for all asset remarketing organisations. Don’t put your own company at risk of being exposed due to not considering all safety requirements.
Safety is one of Pickles' core values and is a driving force behind each and every action and decision we make. We have an unyielding commitment to ethical conduct in all our relationships and take every measure to ensure a safe culture. Our values govern our relations and allow us to create trusted marketplaces where everybody wins; delivering value through relationships, simplicity and expertise.
Pickles is accredited with the highest occupational health & safety rating in Australia/New Zealand: the AS/NZS 4801:2001
. We are the only auction house in Australia with this accreditation. With standards so rigorous, the 4801 has been adopted worldwide. We have regular third-party external audits to ensure ongoing compliance.
We have received a number of other accreditations including the Environmental Management System certificate, reflecting our commitment to environmental risk management using the ISO 14001 International Standard for a structured management approach to environmental protection. These standards safeguard our business strategies now and in the future by protecting resources and ensuring the highest standards are met.
We take the safety of our people seriously and require all staff to have ongoing training to ensure all new and changing legislation are considered including Chain of Responsibility. Our safety orientated rewards and recognition programme ensures staff strive to uphold the Pickles commitment to safety. Our teams also have daily pre-starts to ensure communication and consultation in the workplace and monthly reporting to our executives. We are on the ground every day, assessing, reviewing and managing our people and equipment to eliminate sources of injury and achieve a safe working environment. We also have a commitment to ensure all visitors to our sites nationally are safe and adhere to our safety procedures.
Does your remarketer have a dedicated WHS team? In 2013 we expanded our WHS team to include a national manager, workers’ compensation lawyer and five state-based WHS officers who have extensive expertise across a range of industries. Safety is an ongoing part of our everyday work and our specialised WHS team adheres to and implements the highest standards.
Our systems and processes
Another element of our dedication to safety includes a cloud-based safety management system where potential hazards, incidents, safe act observations and take five reporting ensures trends are identified and resolved. Our system doesn’t just monitor or log reports, it provides actionable data to review and implement so we know our workplace is up to speed.
Our stringent contract management system requires all contractors to complete a questioner and supply insurances, risk assessment, provide training records and complete a Pickles induction so we know the people we work with are safe.
We also partner with state-based regulators to identify and implement improvement opportunities. Through numerous procedures, we are constantly improving to ensure we deliver on our vision to take what we do, do it better and do it anywhere.
Is your asset remarketer keeping you safe?
Check how safe your partner is and ask questions about their systems and processes. Don't suffer the consequences of a non-compliant asset remarketing partner.