a quick 400 assets @ $168 per pole =$67,200
Short answer is yes, definitely go the proactive approach.Pole base corrosion seems to be a sleeping beast for all of us I feel as we too had a sports field pole unexpectedly fall over from corrosion at the base. This initiated for us a full electrical audit of all sports field, court and reserves lighting. First round of audits was to not only identify any other poles with structural integrity issues but also to identify any non-compliance with regards to the electrical installations, lighting design and lighting tower structural installations. It revealed a handful of poles with wall thickness falling below 50% so we had them removed immediately and eventually replaced, and all other non-compliance issues were either passed over to maintenance as minor reactive or added to our 10 year CAPEX plan for future projects.Our audit scope consisted of the following...
Happy to email you a copy of a report from one of our sports fields if you like to show you what we found?
We also developed a reinspection schedule with a traffic light system to track when assets are due each year depending on their condition and risk assessment from the reports, not just going by their age.We are now carrying out pole corrosion inspections on our electrical power supply poles.Feel free to call if you need anything further explained.Regards
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