6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
10-2.4.7 Be particularly careful if the pole is rolled over a hump, since the pole could
roll back when the grip and position of the hook is changed.
10-2.4.8 When moving a pole by hand, with a pole cart, or with the truck derrick, warn
anyone nearby who could possibly be struck. Station a worker with a red flag to warn or
stop traffic, if necessary.
Long Term Pole Storage.
10-2.5.1 Poles that are stored for considerable periods must be stacked above the
ground on racks. The racks must provide ventilation, and properly block the poles to
keep them from shifting or rolling.
10-2.5.2 Never store poles with cross-arms, braces, steps, or hardware attached.
10-2.5.3 Poles must be stored according to size, and to make them as accessible as
10-2.5.4 Maintain an area around stored poles of at least 10 ft (3 m) free of grass and
weeds. Provide sufficient space under poles to permit removal of leaves and debris.
Temporary Pole Storage.
10-2.6.1 Poles stored temporarily on or near roadways, before erection or removal,
must be placed as close as possible to the curb or edge of roadway as is safe; however;
never store poles at points along the road where there are sharp turns. Do not place
the poles where they interfere with traffic, driveways, or walkways.
10-2.6.2 Place each pole so that its top points in the direction of traffic. Poles
temporarily stored along side highways must not have crossarms attached.
10-2.6.3 When laid on an incline, poles must not be placed where they can interfere
10-2.6.4 The authorized individual-in-charge must decide whether danger signs (by
day) or red lights (at night) are required.
. Pole hauling must
in a manner
to not endanger
workers or the public.
10-2.7.1 After being loaded on a vehicle, poles must be secured in at least two places,
and in such a manner to ensure poles will not be released when traveling over rough
terrain. Never use a chain smaller than 3/8 in (9.5 mm) diameter.
10-2.7.2 A minimum of at least two workers (a driver and a helper) must be assigned
to haul a load of poles. The helper must assist the driver by watching traffic both from