Figure 1-26. Location of pole steps at pole-mounted
distributing terminals with protector mountings.
Installation of pole steps. Pole steps are generally installed after a pole is erected, but pilot holes
for the steps may be bored while the pole is on the ground. Pole steps should not be installed within 3
inches of any vertical run.
a. Installation of steel steps (Figures 1-17 and 1-18).
(1) Drill a 1/2 inch lead hale horizontally (toward the center of the pole) 4 1/2 inches deep.
(2) Place the painted end of the step in the lead hole. Drive it into the pole unit. The inside
of the step head is 5 1/2 inches from the pole surface.
(3) Using the hole in the lag wrench, turn the step two turns into the wood of the pole. The
L-head of the step should point directly upward. Do not install steel steps below the ground level mark.