Somewhere near the middle of this picture is a mooring bollard, yes I know you cant see it . . . . . . . . . .so I got my torch out and now you can see it better . . . .. . . . .with the flash on it is clearer. 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.