Figure 1-18. Location of detachable-type steel pole steps.
NOTE: The removal of enlisting approach steps which provide access to
hazardous areas on joint-use poles is authorized.
e. Locating high double pole steps. Additional steps are placed near the top of the pole to
provide a double step just below each work location. These double steps provide a firm, safe footing for
personnel working at strand-mounted distribution terminals, protectors, open-wire test and bridging
points, and gas pressure testing apparatus. In general, the lowest double step should be below the lowest
attachment on the pole as shown in Figure 1-21.
(1) Pole steps for strand-mounted distribution terminal. Where no protectors are mounted on
the pole, install double steps at step C and step D (Figure 1-20). Where protectors are mounted on the
pole, install double steps at step C, step D, and successive lower steps until the lowest double step is
below the lowest protector as shown in Figure 1-22.