b. Side guys used in setting poles or structures are attached to pencil bars driven into the
ground. Tie lines or other guy lines should never be wrapped around any worker's body. The
supervisor should concentrate on supervising the work to assure that it is being safely performed.
22.214.171.124 Gin Pole Method. In setting extra-heavy poles or those of 12.5 meters (45 feet)
or longer, use a tackle block attached to another pole (either existing or specially set for the
purpose of raising the new pole) rather than the pike pole method. The pole used as a gin
(maneuverable rigging point) to raise the new pole, should be guyed sufficiently with not less than
16-millimeter (5/8-inch) diameter rope to hold it erect under the strain of the load. When the new
pole is raised by car or truck, the temporary guy should be run from a snatch block at the bottom
of the gin pole to a substantial anchor. This prevents the gin pole from slipping at the ground line.
Otherwise the gin pole should be set in a hole 0.3 to 0.6 meters (1 or 2 feet) deep.
126.96.36.199 Pole Setting Truck Precautions. Pole setting trucks should be parked, when
practicable, so that the steel boom will not be closer than 3 meters (10 feet) to energized overhead
conductors. When the work is to be done around energized conductors and it is impossible to
lower the boom sufficiently to be in the clear, the conductors should be de-energized before work
is begun. When work is being done with the boom close to energized conductors, all personnel
should not touch the pole and should keep away from the frame of the truck. Never touch (with
bare hands or with any part of the body) a pole that is being set in an energized line. A cant hook
or dry rope around the butt of the pole may be used to guide it into the hole.
188.8.131.52 Energized Line Precautions
A lineman should be used to guide poles through energized conductors
should have been qualified by training for this job.
When a pole of any type is being set or removed between or near
conductors energized at more than 600 volts, the pole, winch cable, and
truck frame should be effectively grounded with protective grounds.
Lines should be covered with rubber protective equipment to prevent
poles from touching energized parts and, workers should use rubber
gloves. Attach a protective ground to the frame of all winches. If the
pole is to be erected by hand (pikes), the protective ground should be
attached to the pole (using an approved grounding band) approximately
4.5 meters (15 feet) from the butt end. In all cases, exercise extreme care
to keep the pole from contacting conductors.