Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Bollards

Somewhere near the middle of this picture is a mooring bollard, yes I know you cant see it . . . . . DSCF8839  . . . . .so I got my torch out and now you can see it better . . . .DSCF8842. . . . .with the flash on it is clearer.DSCF8838 The top picture is how people see this bollard at night. all but invisible. There is no lighting down here at all. By the time you walk this far from the street lights on the bridge it is next to pitch black. Someone could trip over this and get hurt. A tin of white paint is about £20, but it seems other things are more important, like Thrupp Lift Bridge £40,000 pounds to replace a chain that has never failed in service. ISIS landing wildly over engineered for £200,000?  If BW gave me the paint I would do the job. Trouble is they would need to train me and do a risk assessment. And get the goblins involved or is that Elfin Safety.

I have a theory. My theory is that all this safety stuff BW are doing is less about the safety of the public directly and more about saving a corporate arse and bonuses. You see on the ladder of life we at the bottom of the ladder get shat on from on high. When the bosses look down at us they see shitheads. What they need to remember that when we look up we see arseholes.MaffiPC

4 comments:

MortimerBones said...

maybe the bollards should but to the bottom of the ladder of life, then they will end up white...

John said...

I think painting the path white would be a better solution and the type of thinking BW would apply that way people would keep to the path and not wander over to the bollard

Maffi said...

John Groups people out together do not walk in single file.

Jaqueline Almdale said...

Hello maffi,
A few years back our local elementary school play yard needed a replacement bridge over a small stream. The Eagle River Area Borough school district quoted a price of $300,000.00 as the lowest bid recieved. Their budget couldn't bear the cost. We parents got together, and amongst us we had professional builders, asphalt layers, etc. It cost us $200.00 and four days to tear down the old bridge and build a new one which exceeded all requirements. There is no replacement for uncommon sense, hard work, volunteerism, and due diligence.
Jaqueline USA