The ground wire on the pole is covered by molding from
the level of earth to a height of 8 feet.
On the top of the pole, the grounding conductor is
connected to the cases of all installed equipment,
lightning arresters, and the primary and secondary
neutrals of the distribution system, as shown in figure
easier your work will be. Yet, no matter how good you
become at climbing, the potential for a serious accident
always exists when you work around high voltage. In
this section you will look at the proper methods of
maintaining equipment, climbing poles, and
performing emergency rescue from the pole and aerial
POLE CLIMBING AND RESCUE
A lineman climbing a pole corresponds to an office
worker taking an elevator to the top floor of a building to
In line work a requirement is to be able to climb
his or her office. Climbing is not the job, but you must
poles. The better you become at climbing poles, the
learn to climb and be at ease when you get there.
Figure 4-72.Completely wired installation with wraparound mount showing grounding connections.