A high-voltage transformer that sits on top of a power pole can become damaged during inclement weather events. Accessing a pole quickly is the responsibility of a power provider. Accurate markings on a pole will ensure that a power company is compliant. Pole tags are a staple item that should be acquired if a tagging system is archaic or absent.
A Tag's Purpose
A power pole tag is a type of signage that is used for identification purposes. Some power companies may store sensitive information via a tag. The sensitive information may be stored through a barcode system. The use of a barcode system will ensure that power company employees are able to access vital details about a pole.
These details may include the date and time that a pole was serviced, the identity of the person who provided the service, and the exact address of a power pole. The use of a series of tags helps power suppliers keep track of the poles that they are responsible for maintaining. The tags will keep the power components within a specific region organized and accessible.
A Tag's Design
Power poles are mainly located outdoors. All of the electrical wirings that are on a residential or commercial property owner's land will be connected to a public pole. Each pole may be responsible for providing electricity to more than one house or business. A tag's design can be reflective of whether a power pole is designated for residential or industrial use.
The color of a tag or its shape can reflect upon what properties are receiving power from a pole. If a color or shape classification process is used to tag each power pole, an electrician won't need to trace wires back to a specific parcel of land. Instead, they can locate a tag, based on its color and shape.
Upon identifying a tag as the proper one, they can either view a numerical code that has been imprinted on the tag or they can use a scanning device to access information that has been recorded via barcode.
Power pole tags may be constructed of a weather-resistant metal material. Some tag companies may feature tags that have been coated with a resilient finish. Either of these features will preserve the appearance of a tag. A quality tagging system should consist of individual tags that each contain holes in them. The holes can be used to install fasteners that are needed to anchor a series of tags.