No. of Staff: 250
- Safety improvements are an investment not a cost, as they produce significant savings through lower insurance premiums, reduced fuel and maintenance costs and increased driver retention
- Safety programs need to be designed to enhance – or at worst be neutral to – productivity
- Safety should not be a lonely pursuit. Working with a like-minded partner, like an insurance company, can generate ideas and bottom line savings
- Company culture is key, has to be driven from the top, and must be demonstrated by management attitudes to safety and introduction of proactive measures
- Linking performance, including in safety, to employee promotion demonstrates executive commitment to safety and encourages driver support for introduced measures
- Safety can generate major savings for proactive companies, in particular in reducing insurance premiums as a result of less frequent and less expensive claims.
‘Safety is our number one priority.’ It’s a common claim but rarely do companies live the motto like METS. Metropolitan Express Transport Services has created many of its own safety innovations, which are used in its own fleet without hindering drivers’ everyday practices, reflecting a company-wide focus on safety that drivers support and has cut insurance costs in half.