“If you think safety is expensive, try an accident”
Stelios Haji-loannou, the founder of Easyjet, said that referring to the Troodos Shipping Co incident in 1991. The accident saw 6 people lose their lives and more than 50,000 tonnes of crude oil spilt into the Mediterranean Sea.
That quote should echo throughout most industries but is no less relevant to businesses with any kind of commercial vehicle. Many Fleet operators will agree that an accident involving one of their vehicles can be the worst case scenario for them particularly when they are at fault or there are serious injuries or even fatalities involved. The reality is that without proper safety systems in place, this can easily happen to your business. As if the stress and hassle of an incident like this wasn’t enough the costs involved could be huge and even the biggest of companies could find themselves in financial trouble.