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1

This is used to attach the safety strap to the body belt

D ring

2

What is the maximum number of tool loops allowed by OSHA on a climbing belt?

4

3

Body Belts are required to meet specifications found in what OSHA article?

1910.268 (G)(1) and (2)

4

What is the OSHA minimum length requirement for a gaff?

1 1/4 inches

5

what angle does leg need to be at to perform a cut-out test?

30 degrees

6

If there is ice on one side of a pole, which side should be climbed?

The icy side

7

How can a tech verify the pole has sufficient setting depth?

Look for the brand which is 10 feet from the butt of most poles. You should see it 4.5 to 5.5 feet from the ground.

8

How much climbing space should be in work area for pole climbing?

30 inches square

9

three-point method formula for free climb:

Strike, Hand, Double-Lock

10

formula for descending pole free climb:

Hand, Double-Lock, Aim, Drop

11

5 step formula to maneuver around a pole:

strike it, lock it, drift it, drop it, get centered

12

wood preservative most utility poles are treated with

pentachlorophenol

13

wood preservative that tech should avoid any contact with

creosote

14

What type of sleeves protect pole climbers against splitters and abrasions?

Kevlar

15

During which pole test should you be careful not to let power lines swing together?

Rocking Test (Push Test)

16

5 tests to be performed before working on a pole

1. FVD test
2. Sound test
3. Prod test
4. Visual inspection
5. Rocking test

17

What test is performed to determine if gaffs are properly shaped and sharpened?

cut-out test

18

what angle should leg be at when striking the pole?

30 degrees

19

WPFR

wood pole fall restriction

20

Requirement for climbing shirt

long sleeved, with sleeves exteneded, and buttoned

21

What type of pants must be worn when pole climbing?

Straight Legged

22

minimum height from top of heel that climbing boots must be

8 inches

23

How far must belt attachments be from D-ring on climbing belt?

at least 4 inches

24

full brimmed hard hats have a minimum brim size of

1/4 inch wide

25

Typical body belt sizes range from

D18 to D30

26

The point of a gaff should resemble a

chisel

27

What colors are associated with a worn WPFR device?

red, black, and green

28

formula for climbing pole with WPFR on:

strike, lock, strike, flip, lock

29

formula for descending pole with WPFR:

flip, aim-drop left, aim-drop right, center