6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
10-3.9.2 Always check the pole to see if additional support may be necessary because
of pole conditions or strains.
10-126.96.36.199 Determine the condition of the pole butt before removing guys or wires, and
support the pole with additional pike poles or temporary guys if necessary.
10-188.8.131.52 When an old or reinforced pole is to be dismantled, guy it sufficiently to
withstand any altered strain on it. Be sure to include the weight of personnel who are to
work on the pole while dismantling.
10-184.108.40.206 When changing the strain on a pole, the authorized individual-in-charge must
ensure it is sufficiently guyed to stand the altered strain and prevent the pole from
falling. Workers must not climb a pole that is under an abnormal strain.
10-220.127.116.11 A truck equipped with an "A" frame and backed up to the pole can be used to
restrain the pole. The top of the "A" frame can be tied by the winch line to the pole. The
pole at the ground line level can be securely tied off to the truck.
10-3.10 In locations where poles cannot be lowered with a rope or derrick, a guideline
must be attached so that the pole moves in the desired direction.
10-3.11 All members of a crew who are not actively engaged in pole removal must
stand well clear in case the pole must fall. Where appropriate, stop all pedestrians and
traffic during pole removal.
10-3.12 When a pole is being removed, dismantle the pole before beginning the
excavation around the butt.
CLIMBING AND WORKING ON POLES. Workers must be familiar with the
general rules for climbing poles and approaching the overhead work area, the
differences of climbing wood poles as opposed to steel towers, and the dangers
inherent in crossing overhead structures from one side to another.
10-4.1.1 Do not work at the base of a structure or a pole while others are working
10-4.1.2 Before climbing a pole the worker must first determine:
What circuits are energized and their voltage, and any unusual conditions
which might pose a hazard.
The types and locations of circuits, and the direction of feeds.