Whilst working hard on site and most certainly not getting up to any shenanigans with the crew, I looked around me and realized I was missing an integral part of my field kit.
How can I expect to get any respect around here without a snappy looking high-vis field vest? If there is one thing oil and gas companies like it is safety – safety gear, safety certificates, safety checks, safety forms, safety inspectors, safety awareness, safety audits, surprise safety audits – it goes on and on. For this project we had to do 7 safety courses and 3 safety orientations, and that seems about average. Heaven forbid we get a paper cut or trip over a branch.
Some days I don’t know why they don’t make us wrap ourselves in bubble wrap. But, regardless, I set about sewing myself a snappy vest from a much larger old, abandoned safety vest.
I was pretty pleased with myself and my little vest until I tried it on. It would appear that life on the road has given me a bit more of a belly than I realized and my vest looks suspiciously like an Aladdin vest (where is my magic carpet?!). But I am also a tad lazy, so it will simply have to do for now. Maybe I’ll start going to the gym and work off the weight….or maybe not.