e. Be sure that the pike poles used are long enough to properly balance the pole.
f. Use a deadman pole support handled by an experienced person when using pike poles.
g. Do not shift the position of pike poles until the person directing operations gives the word.
h. Do not climb newly set poles until the pole has been backfilled, tamped, and all required
temporary guys are in place.
Dismantling poles. Observe the following precautions when dismantling poles:
a. Guy or brace all poles that are known to be weak or broken before starting to dismantle. A
pole that may be safe when the strain of wires or cable is equal in both directions may become unsafe
when part or all of the wires are removed.
b. Lower all pole fixtures and hardware to the ground with a handline. Do not drop anything to
c. When removing guys from poles, disconnect the strut or anchor end of the guy first.
d. When a pole is to be pulled out from the ground, attach winch lines or pulley blocks high
enough on the pole to be sure the pole is butt-heavy.
Working near foreign wires.
a. Consider all electric lights and power wires as dangerous at all times. Street lighting circuits
may be live circuits, even when the lights are not on.
b. Avoid contact with transformer cases, electric light brackets, lamp fixtures, wires, and guys.
Report specific hazardous conditions to the officer-in-charge.
c. Do not throw measuring tapes or ropes containing metal strand over lights or power wires.
d. Support guys, wires, or suspension strands with rope messengers when placing the wires or
strands over light or power wires.
PART B - EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
The tools used in the installation of pole lines are listed in Table 1-1. The table does not include
general hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, drills, and so forth.