Critical Task: 113-588-1002
In this lesson, you will learn safety and first aid; what equipment is needed; the procedure for digging
the he; raising and setting the pole; and placing steps on the pole.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You, as a member of a team, will be provided with a 5-foot goose neck shovel LC-19,
8-foot straight handle shovel LC-17, tape measure or ruler, digging spoon LC-18,
digging bar LC-2A, poles, pike poles, pole supports, LC-16, cant hooks, tamping bar
LC-3, butting board, gloves, safety hat, carrying hooks, FM 11-372-7, and a training
The standard is met when the hole is dug, pole is raised and set, hole is backfilled and
tamped within 1 hour per pole; or student achieves a minimum of 75 percent on the
The material contained in this lesson was derived from FM 11-372-7.
Installing a telephone pole takes skill, knowledge, teamwork, and above all, the proper tools and
equipment. Within this lesson, you will learn about safety and what tools and equipment are necessary
to properly install a telephone pole. You will also learn the safety factors you must recognize to prevent
accidents and injuries.
PART A - SAFETY AND FIRST AID
The observation of safety regulations and practices on the job at all times is the responsibility of
each individual. All installation personnel will become familiar with and