Flashcards in Safety- Pole Climbing (ER 12-13-19)) Deck (29)
This is used to attach the safety strap to the body belt
What is the maximum number of tool loops allowed by OSHA on a climbing belt?
Body Belts are required to meet specifications found in what OSHA article?
1910.268 (G)(1) and (2)
What is the OSHA minimum length requirement for a gaff?
1 1/4 inches
what angle does leg need to be at to perform a cut-out test?
If there is ice on one side of a pole, which side should be climbed?
The icy side
How can a tech verify the pole has sufficient setting depth?
Look for the brand which is 10 feet from the butt of most poles. You should see it 4.5 to 5.5 feet from the ground.
How much climbing space should be in work area for pole climbing?
30 inches square
three-point method formula for free climb:
Strike, Hand, Double-Lock
formula for descending pole free climb:
Hand, Double-Lock, Aim, Drop
5 step formula to maneuver around a pole:
strike it, lock it, drift it, drop it, get centered
wood preservative most utility poles are treated with
wood preservative that tech should avoid any contact with
What type of sleeves protect pole climbers against splitters and abrasions?
During which pole test should you be careful not to let power lines swing together?
Rocking Test (Push Test)
5 tests to be performed before working on a pole
1. FVD test
2. Sound test
3. Prod test
4. Visual inspection
5. Rocking test
What test is performed to determine if gaffs are properly shaped and sharpened?
what angle should leg be at when striking the pole?
wood pole fall restriction
Requirement for climbing shirt
long sleeved, with sleeves exteneded, and buttoned
What type of pants must be worn when pole climbing?
minimum height from top of heel that climbing boots must be
How far must belt attachments be from D-ring on climbing belt?
at least 4 inches
full brimmed hard hats have a minimum brim size of
1/4 inch wide
Typical body belt sizes range from
D18 to D30
The point of a gaff should resemble a
What colors are associated with a worn WPFR device?
red, black, and green
formula for climbing pole with WPFR on:
strike, lock, strike, flip, lock