As a business we take risk management seriously and have an established track record of effectively and successfully managing a myriad of operations, commercial and repetitional risks for our clients, many of whom are national and international household brand names.

These national and international clients range from Central Government authorities through to multinational Accountancy firms, Banks, Lenders, Retail PLCs, as well as Businesses and Private Clients.

These clients rely upon 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 repetitional 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.

To ensure all auction activities and offerings are safe, we apply an Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, (officially BS OHSAS 18001), which is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

John Pye Auctions key benefits of BS OHSAS 18001 for clients and customers are:

  • To 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

Like all ISO management system standards, OHSAS 18001 includes the need for continual improvement of an organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns and John Pye Auctions undertakes quarterly review, measuring and planning assessments to drive such development.  To this aim, we have focussed on a number of key areas:

  • Health & Safety, Manual Handling, Legionella and Fire training of our staff
  • Identify and manage risks to our employees and customers
  • 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 to:

  • Reduce the number of accidents, which is historically very low as a business
  • Add as an agenda item at Management and team meetings ensuring employees take an active role in OH&S matters
  • Reduce downtime and the costs of disruption to operations
  • Reduce the overall costs of incidents and Insurance premiums
  • Reduce absenteeism and employee turnover rates
  • Safeguard repetitional risk for John Pye Auctions, our clients, customers and suppliers

More About John Pye Auctions


Welcome to John Pye Auctions – the UK's leading commercial auction house network, fusing traditional auction principles with modern day digital technology. Our aim is to be the leading auction 'one-sto...


John Pye & Sons Ltd was founded in 1968 by John and Ann Pye, originally as a partnership trading for many years under the title of ‘Furniture & General Auctions’ from Nottingham’s old Cattle Ma...


Our business started from a small acorn, planted by company founder John Pye, who began trading with a horse and cart in 1968, undertaking the smaller probate property clearances in Nottingham that other est...


John Pye Auctions has continually been at the forefront of UK auction industry innovation. The business has developed from a single site operation in Nottingham's old Cattle Market to the UK's biggest au...


John Pye Auctions competitive advantage has been built upon decades of industry innovation. We were the first UK auction house to transition fully from live traditional auctions to timed online auctions, ...

Marketing and Sponsorship

John Pye Auctions has a proud history of sports sponsorship support from community grassroots clubs through to regional, national and international sports clubs and events. We were the first UK Auction Ho...

Quality Management

John Pye Auctions is an ISO 9001 accredited company, recognised by the the World's International Standards Organisation and British Standards Institute (BSI).   Our certified and established quality m...

Risk Management

As a business we take risk management seriously and have an established track record of effectively and successfully managing a myriad of operations, commercial and repetitional risks for our clients, many ...


As a family business, John Pye Auctions takes environmental issues seriously and operates an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS). The ISO 14001 EMS is an internationally agreed standard that h...

Awards & Accreditations

John Pye Auctions has been continually recognised as a leader of best practice, development and innovation within the auction industry and wider business. In 2015, 2016 & 2017: awarded three consecuti...

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