Openreach: Pole Test Update
18 January 2012
Openreach and Safety teams have been informed that poles with a year of preservation of 1999 or earlier that have not been tested since January 2000 must not be climbed.
If there is no label on the pole you must phone the helpdesk on 0800 313 4963 to find out when the pole was last tested.
Line Managers in Openreach are being asked to brief their teams on the new process no later than 9:00am Thursday 19 January 2012. They are also being asked to make sure that every member of their team completes their assigned Route 2 Learn by 5:00pm on Friday 3 February 2012.
- This does not change the 1990 and 1991 type 1 process: Openreach: Pole Test and Pre-Climb Checks.