Manheim will invest $13 million over the next three years in a wide-ranging program to create a safety culture at its auctions, the Atlanta-based company announced.
The program, "Actively Care Today," will help Manheim's 18,000 team members take an active role in safety by addressing concerns on the spot. Manheim will add new safety positions and implement software to augment safety management, according to Manheim. All associates will be required to complete training that supplements the National Auto Auction Association's Safe T. Sam program before 2019.
Manheim will implement lean daily management practices to better measure safety and integrate 5S, a work organization five-step process.
The company will also complete a benchmarking study and safety perception surveys.
"Safety is everyone's responsibility, and aggressively protecting our team members, clients, vendors and guests is always the right thing to do," said Patrick Brennan, Manheim's senior vice president of inventory solutions for marketplace.