WORKING ON POLES

Version: 1.0 01/04/2017

Introduction

This standard involves the safe practice of work carried out on joint user poles. It covers the setting up and use of equipment, so that the installer can work safely. The target audience is aimed at those working on the telecoms network including suppliers and contractors.

Performance Objectives

  • Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety and other relevant regulations and guidelines
  • Follow all relevant drawings and specifications for the installation being carried out
  • Use the correct tools, plant and equipment for the installation and check that they are in a safe and usable condition and are fit for purpose
  • Install, position and secure the wiring and components in accordance with the drawings and specification
  • Confirm that all necessary connections, fittings and components are secure and complete
  • Deal promptly and effectively with problems within your control and report those that cannot be solved
  • Check installation is complete and that all wiring and components are free from damage
  • Check that completed installation conforms to the drawings and specification

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the relevant health and safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices
  • Know how to source and interpret information and document systems relating to the work area/site and activity
  • What type of access equipment should be used and where it should be sited, for different types of installation and premises
  • Know the importance of incorrect signing, lighting, guarding
  • Be able to use ladders and when they can be used
  • Be able to undertake a risk assessment