When traveling to work in the morning, particularly during the rush hour traffic hours, you will have seen these bold notices displayed in prominent places on the rapid transport network bus that you are using regularly. The disclaiming notice simply states that this bus is equipped to carry only so many passengers. The seating arrangements are also clearly delineated. And the notice further stipulates that only so much room has been allocated for standing passengers.
All good, or so you would have thought. You are thinking that this goes some way in providing comfort for the weary passenger. But it is deemed to go further than that. There are risk management implications. An overcrowded bus is hardly safe, not so. And passengers need to appreciate this the next time they experience a hike in their passenger fares. An overburdened vehicle can have a negative impact on the amount of (diesel) fuel being consumed.
And as you know, fuel never comes cheap. By the time you reach the office block, similar notices are displayed on the sides of the passenger lifts you are using to get to the top floor. Hands up all those who have had to or chose to travel in an overcrowded lift. It was hardly comfortable. And yet it could have been just so dangerous. Perhaps more judicious care and caution is being exercised when utilizing the cargo lift.
The factory hand is perhaps better placed to monitor the size and weight of his cargo. And not only that, notices will have been put up dictating just what kind of stock or cargo is permitted on this lift. That too, if not monitored, could have dangerous implications. Let not complacency sink in when observing that the cargo lift is more than capable of lifting a megaton or two.