6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Table 10-1. Average Crew Size Required to Raise Poles by Piking
10-126.96.36.199 Before setting a pole, the authorized individual-in-charge must ensure there
is a clear working space and that all movable obstacles are removed from the area.
Personnel must not wear safety harnesses, climbing belts, or climbers when setting
poles. Tools or other items must not be substituted for bumpboards. Always use a
jenny to support the pole until it is high enough to use pikes. Only experienced workers
must use the jenny. The angle of contact between the pole and jenny must be
maintained as close to 90 degrees as possible.
10-188.8.131.52 At least three experienced workers must be used in addition to the
authorized individual-in-charge. One person must handle the butt of the pole, and a
minimum of two side pikers are needed. Inexperienced workers used in this work must
be thoroughly instructed on the hazards involved. A two-legged jenny must be used. It
is the responsibility of the authorized individual-in-charge to verify that all pole-lifting
tools are in acceptable condition prior to the lift.
10-3.5.2 Winch Line Method. Figure 10-2 illustrates the winch line method.