TM 5-684/NAVFAC MO-200/AFJMA 32-1082
POLE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE RECORD
Pole l ound, no evldence
decay or olher damage.
but pole well above
roundline c rcumfemnce.
Replace or l
Pole marked for
Figure 4-3. Sample format for recording pole inspection and maintenance data
line, a pole-by-pole maintenance program should be
vided and will be used to determine future inspec-
scheduled as soon as practicable.
(b) When the spot inspection shows there is
(1) Spot inspections. Poles should be examined
8 to 10 years after a line is built. This spot in-
only some minor softening of the wood in less than 5
spection will decide courses of action as indicated
percent of the poles in the line, the pole-by-pole
maintenance program may be deferred 3 to 5 years.
(2) Pole-by-pole inspections and maintenance.
(a) When the examination of a representa-
This program should be planned for a line 13 to 15
tive number of poles (extended to the total number
of similar poles in the line) shows there is advanced
years after construction, though the spot inspection
will determine more precisely when it should be
decay in 1 percent or more of the poles, or some
minor decay in 5 percent or more of the poles in the