Accidents can happen when you do things that you should not to your flagpole. These may seem commonsensical. But, surprisingly, plenty of people get injured or cause damage by doing these things.
Do not climb the flagpole. Doing so would be very dangerous. Most flagpoles are not designed to carry the weight of a full-grown adult. If there is a problem with the flag or the flagpole, call the installation company or third-party service and have them fixed it. As an added note, make sure that kids do not try to climb the flagpole. There are various flagpole designs that prevent kids from attempting to climb on them.
Do not neglect your flagpole. Make it a point to check your flagpole at least twice a year. Have problems fixed right away to prevent them from getting worse and compromising the structural condition of the pole.
Do not overload the flagpole. Flagpoles are built to withstand certain forces. Putting a larger flag than what was intended can cause the pole to bend or even break during strong winds. Also, do not put anything heavy on top of the flagpole. Pennants used to decorate the flagpoles are lightweight and specially made to account for the structural limitations of the pole.