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Defective Utility Pole Tags

Many overhead utility lines are carried on wooden utility poles. As a natural material exposed to the elements, wooden utility poles are subject to decay, especially below the ground line. Wooden utility poles are regularly inspected by the utility companies to assess the wear and decay of the poles to ensure the safety of utility pole linemen and technicians.

Defective utility pole tags are just one of the many options LEM Products, Inc is proud to offer. LEM defective utility pole tags are designed to clearly indicate the condition of utility poles in the field through the use of industry standard symbols. Our defective utility pole marking tags are available in the 3 standard industry legends.

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Types of Defective Utility Pole Tags

Standard Industry Legends

Defective utility pole tags come in 3 standard industry legends:

  • Proceed with Caution: an arrow points up or down to indicate whether the deterioration of the utility pole is above eye level or below.
  • Danger – Do Not Climb: an arrow with an “X” means the utility pole lineman should not climb the pole and the arrow points up or down to indicate if the defective area is above or below eye level.
  • Danger – Do Not Climb. Pole to Be Replaced: an arrow with an “X” inside a circle means the utility pole is to be replaced. The utility pole lineman should not climb the pole and the arrow points up or down to indicate if the defective area is above or below eye level.

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Materials

Defective utility pole marking tags are either screen-printed on aluminum or reflective polycarbonate for high visibility at night or in low-light situations.

Signs come with two mounting holes for nailed applications.

Defective utility marking tags are for outdoor use only. LEM brand tags have a 10-year durability.