Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The spread of high-visibility vests

Not long ago there was controversy over government plans to make offenders on community service orders wear high-visibility vests.

But, as Curly's Corner Shop points out, this requirement is rapidly being imposed upon anyone who works out of doors:

We had passed three “lollipop ladies”, two street cleaners, four delivery men, three window cleaners, one telephone repair man, and two satellite dish installers, all dressed in the uniform of HM Prison Great Britain and glumly wearing their yellow jackets.

Bloody hell, I thought, this must be what it’s like in an open prison, and woe betide anyone who dares to go without, and I wondered just how many years away is the regulation that states that ALL members of the public must wear a high visibility vest when venturing out of doors?

3 comments:

Jonny Wright said...

I have a suspicion that the "regulations" are mostly written by the insurance companies ...

James D said...

Maybe they took Jeremy Clarkson's safety video at face value. ;-)

bin plastic said...

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