Abbotsford Pole Holding & Safety Watching

Stay Safe While Working Near Power Poles.

Metro Power Inc. offers Pole Holding & safety Watching services to help keep construction workers safe when working near electric power poles. By hiring Metro Power Inc., construction companies in Abbotsford can avoid the risk of the pole falling over and causing harm to workers or extending the deadline. Our staff is trained to take the appropriate steps so that the work being done is done without any danger.

What is pole holding?

We take away the risks associated with pole falls that could damage your project or push back your deadline.

Pole holding refers to preventing electricians from touching live electrical wires. It’s usually accomplished by using pole strainers or safety watches.

How pole holding helps?

Pole holding ensures that no part of your body touches any electrified objects. Safety watching prevents you from contacting any dangerous objects by using protective gear such as gloves or clothing.

We provide pole holding services when excavating near power poles to ensure the safety of everyone involved. You may not realize that you can damage power poles by undermining their stability.

The protected zone starts 4x the pole’s diameter from Earth’s surface and extends away from Earth’s surface at a slope of 3m/4m.

All temporary slope cuts must be protected at all times and built according to Work Safe BC regulations.
Pole Holding measurements Metro Power

What is safety watching?

There must be designated staff on site to ensure safety when workers are near power lines. WorkSafeBC and BC Hydro require them to be present during any activity involving overhead power lines.

An electrician who watches out for electrical hazards is called an Electrician’s Helper (EH).

How safety watching helps?

We have policies and procedures in order to ensure safety during our projects. Our employees are trained to follow them so that they don’t cause any damage.

Crane operators, boom truck drivers, window cleaner workers, construction workers, and others who operate near electrical power lines need a 30M33 permit to operate their equipment.

You need to know how to safely operate machinery and perform tasks that may pose risks to yourself and others.

Pole holding & safety watching in action