Hydro pole signs hazardous for crews

I would like to draw your readers’ attention to the increased amount of signage posted on utility poles.

Signs, posters, banners or other objects on utility poles create a safety hazard for BC Hydro line crews who need clear access to poles.

A worker can be injured attempting to climb a pole with these obstructions or by the nails that are used to attach the sign.

It is for those reasons that the posting of anything on the poles under any circumstances is not permitted.

This a safety hazard not only to BC Hydro line crews, but those of TELUS and Shaw as well.

Signs on utility poles violate WorkSafe BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

We realize most people are not aware of the potential hazard this creates for our crews or of the regulation by WorkSafe; so we are asking individuals and businesses to refrain from using poles as public notice boards.

If you have posted something on a utility pole, please take the time to remove it.

BC Hydro will be actively ensuring that material is removed from utility poles across Vancouver Island and reserve the right to remove any sign at anytime.

Our line crews work hard to keep your lights on, please consider their safety and refrain from posting obstructions on utility poles.

Ted Olynyk

BC Hydro

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