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Even Artists Take Safety Seriously: Banksy Snapped In Hi-Vis

High visibility clothing isn't just the uniform for teams on the construction ground, as renowned street artist Banksy has been snapped donning a luminous waistcoat while at the site of one of his eye-catching artworks.

The Sun reported that the Bristol-based maverick artist has been seen working on a giant white rat up a ladder outside the derelict White Horse pub in Liverpool.

It is reassuring that the world's most elusive artist takes health and safety so seriously, as falls Health and Safety Executive figures show that 26 per cent of injuries in the workplace are falls from a height, costing the economy some £4.5 million due to lost working days for the year 2015-2016.

The original Liverpool giant rat, the newspaper reports, was removed from the pub when it was refurbished in 2014 and was sold to an anonymous Qatari buyer this year for £3.9 million along with other Banksy pieces removed from walls.

Working late into the night as Banksy does, means the need for high-vis clothing is imperative.

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is encouraging pedestrians and cyclists to don high-visibility clothing to ensure they are visible to motorists.

Representing the partnership, Anna Higins said the number if casualties on the roads rises when the nights draw in and weather gets worse.

She encourages all road users, whether on foot, on two wheels or in their cars, to consider their journeys and remain vigilant - while ensuring they too are visible to everybody else as well. 

Written by Ad Rank One at 21/12/2017

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