Pole guards are used to help protect personnel when raising or lowering a pole between energized lines or to cover poles when rubber glove maintenance is performed in relatively confined areas. The covers are made of high-dielectric linear polyethylene material that will not flash flame. This material will have some softening without deformation at approximately 170˚F, and it will resist brittleness at temperatures to -50˚F.
Pole covers are ribbed to reduce cover contact with the pole, thus minimizing creosote contamination. The rope handles permit personnel to easily spread the covers and snap them around the pole; rubber gloves must be worn during this procedure. Prolonged contact with an energized conductor must not be allowed.
Must be design tested to ASTM F712 Class 4
Protects workers from accidental brush contact with energized components during line maintenance.
Maximum use voltage of 36.6kV covered-phase-to-covered-phase.
Rope handles to easily spread covers and snap them around the pole (Rubber gloves must be used during installation).
Nylon button to join pole covers for extended lengths.
ASTM F478-09, Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Line Hose and Covers requires Pole Guards be tested upon indication that insulating value is suspect; and after repair.