Safety When Installing a Flagpole

It doesn’t take an experienced handyman to install a flagpole. Companies specializing in flag products often also have flagpoles that are designed for easy installation that even a single person will be able to accomplish the task. However, there are certain safety measures that need to be followed to avoid accidents and injuries.

Install away from overhead wiresfundament-1--300x199

This is no rocket science. Overhead power lines are dangerous. There are experienced installers that have lost their lives just because of a slight contact between the pole and the power line. When installing a flag, make sure that there are no wires nearby that the flag can tangle with.

Do the installation during calm weather

Don’t install the pole when there are strong winds. Although flagpoles nowadays are made of light material, its length will give you a leverage problem and will make it difficult to balance when raising it. Strong winds will only make it much harder.

Keep kids and pets inside

An accident can happen no matter how careful you are. Make sure that no kids are near you when installing the flagpole. Keep the kids inside the house or the building. This is also true if you have pets. Pets tend to be playful which is great and all. But you don’t want your pet tugging
your legs while you are trying to raise a 10 meter pole.

Make sure there are no underground pipes and wires

A flagpole requires cement foundation which necessitates some digging. Before you dig, make sure that you won’t be hitting any wires or pipes. Some places require you to call the authorities before doing any digging.