6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
10-8.7.3 Do not allow wires which have been cut, or which are being arranged, to fall
near or on a roadway where they might endanger traffic. Notify all persons working on
lower levels of poles and all personnel on the ground well in advance of the cutting so
that they may stand clear.
Guying. No installation or removal of guys must ever be attempted without
10-8.8.1 Installation. Install guys to meet the following requirements:
10-220.127.116.11 When insulators are used they must be connected into the guy wire line
before the guy wire is set in place. In new work, guys must generally be installed before
line wires are strung. In reconstruction work, guys must be installed before any
changes are made in the line wires and care must be taken not to place excessive pull
on the pole and wires already in position.
10-18.104.22.168 Install guys so that there is minimal interference with the climbing space, and
to clear all energized wires.
10-22.214.171.124 Provide guy strain insulators to obtain necessary insulation when required by
building or safety codes.
10-126.96.36.199 Install guys to the correct tension. Where necessary, a guy hook may be
used to prevent the guy from slipping down the pole. Locate these hooks so they do not
interfere with climbing, and place them so they are not convenient for use as a step.
Where guys are liable to cut into the surface of a pole, the pole must be protected by a
guy plate at the point where the guy is attached. The plate must be well secured to the
pole to prevent the possibility of injury to a worker climbing up or down the pole.
10-188.8.131.52 Install guys so that they do not interfere with street or highway traffic. Equip
guys located near streets, or highways, with traffic guards. Traffic guards are
sometimes called "anchor shields". Guy guards (traffic shields or anchor shields) must
10-184.108.40.206 Install guy wires so that they do not rub against messenger or signal cables.
10-220.127.116.11 Do not use guy wire containing snarls or kinks for line work. Use guy wires
of the correct length to avoid splices.
10-8.8.2 Removal of Guys. Determine the condition of the pole before removing
guys. Brace the pole securely if it is weak before any changes in pole strains are made.
10-18.104.22.168 Brace the pole temporarily if the removal of guys from a pole can change the
strain and present a dangerous condition.