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Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise

Version:- 3.0 Date of Issue:- May 2015 Page 1 of 25

NSP/004/109 (OHI 9) Guidance on anti-
climbing devices, safety signs and labels
required on overhead line supports
1. Purpose`
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the installation requirements for anti-climbing devices, safety
signs and labels for overhead line supports

This document supersedes the following documents, all copies of which should be destroyed.
Ref Version Title
NSP/004/109 2.0 (OHI 9) Guidance on anti-climbing devices, safety signs
and labels required on O/H lines
NSP/004/109 1.1 (OHI 9) Guidance on anti-climbing devices, safety signs
and labels required on O/H lines
OHI 9 August Anti-climbing devices and Notice Plates
2000
RTN / 001 / 500 / 701 / 025 July GN70-25 Guidance for assessing Anti-climbing Guard
1999 Requirements for Overhead Line Supports
RTN / 001 / 500 / 701 / 026 Dec GN70-26 Guidance for Fitting Signs and labels to
1999 Overhead Supports
RTN / 001 / 500 / 701 / 027 July GN70-27Guidance for fitting of Anti-climbing guards to
1999 wood poles
RTN / 001 / 500 / 701 / 028 July GN70-28Guidance for fitting of anti-climbing guards to
1999 lattice towers

2. Scope
This document is limited to the type and installation requirements for all types of anti-climbing device, safety signs and
information labels required on overhead line supports up to and including 132kV.

This document shall be read in conjunction with Northern Powergrid policy document NSP/004/012 which provides
detailed information on the risk assessment of overhead lines and the recommended mitigation measures required.

This document has been designed to fully comply with ENA TS 43-90 Issue 6:2013.

CAUTION! - This document may be out of date if printed

Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise
Version:- 3.0 Date of Issue:- May 2015 Page 2 of 25

2.1. Table of Contents

1. Purpose ................................................................................................................................................................. 1
2. Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 1
2.1. Table of Contents ......................................................................................................................................... 2
3. Technical Specification ......................................................................................................................................... 4
3.1. Risk Assessment of Overhead Line Supports................................................................................................ 4
3.1.1. Assessing whether the structure is climbable or not:- ............................................................................. 4
3.1.2. Assessing the nearness of obstacles/climbing aids:- ................................................................................ 4
3.1.3. Table of guard types to be applied to supports:- ..................................................................................... 5
3.1.4. Table of guard types to be applied to stays:- ........................................................................................... 5
3.2. Types and installation requirements for anti-climbing devices ................................................................... 5
3.2.1. Anti-climbing devices to be used on wood pole overhead lines:-............................................................ 5
3.2.1.1. Basic anti-climbing guards .................................................................................................................... 5
3.2.1.2. Enhanced anti-climbing guards ............................................................................................................ 6
3.2.1.3. Northern Powergrid Standard anti-climbing guards ............................................................................ 6
3.2.1.4. Guarding of Stays.................................................................................................................................. 6
3.2.2. Anti-climbing guard to be used on steel towers or mast lines :-.............................................................. 6
3.2.2.1. Basic anti-climbing guards .................................................................................................................... 7
3.2.2.2. Enhanced anti-climbing guards ............................................................................................................ 7
3.2.2.3. Types of anti-climbing guards for lattice towers .................................................................................. 7
3.2.3 Existing Anti-climbing Devices (that don’t comply with the previous requirements) .............................. 8
3.3. Installation requirements for Signs and Labels on overhead line supports. ................................................ 8
3.3.1. Signs and labels......................................................................................................................................... 8
3.3.2. Safety Signs ............................................................................................................................................... 8
3.3.3. Number Plates ........................................................................................................................................ 10
3.3.4. LV supports – Joint Use........................................................................................................................... 10
3.3.5. Phase Plates ............................................................................................................................................ 11
3.3.6. Feeder Name Plates – Single circuit HV supports .................................................................................. 11
3.3.7. Circuit ID Plates – Double Circuit HV Supports ....................................................................................... 12

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.............. External Documentation............................. 12 3................................................................... 18 Appendix 3 – Anti Climbing Guard for Rutter Pole.......11.............................................................................. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:........................... 19 Appendix 4 – Anti Climbing Guard Tower supports .......3.................................................................................................................................................. 13 3..................................... 20 Appendix 5 – Anti Climbing Guards for Riley & Neate Masts................2........3...................... G78 Connection warning plates .................................................................... Property Plates.. 15 6..................................................................................................................... 17 Appendix 2 – Anti Climbing H Pole Guard ... HV Supports ................................................... 25 CAUTION! ................................................................................................................. Authorisation ................................. Definitions .....................................3................10.............1............................................3.................... 15 5. Railway Crossing Plates ..................................... 15 4................9...........3. 15 4............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 6............ 13 3.......... References ............................. 16 6.... Summary of Amendments ........................................................................Application of Exclusion Zone Signage for Fishing cont .. 16 6.................................................................................................................1.......................................... Internal documentation .............................. 16 6...................... Fishing Notices .................................. 15 4................................................... 24 Appendix 9 .............................................................................. Approval .......1.......................................................................................... 23 Appendix 8 – Application of Exclusion Zone Signage for Fishing ............................Typical tower ACD arrangements ..................................3............... Author .................................................................3... 21 Appendix 6 – Type and positioning of Tower Signage................4...............9....................................................................... 16 6.........................................................................................................................................This document may be out of date if printed ......................................................................................................... Technical Assurance ............8... 22 Appendix 7....................................2......................................................... 16 Appendix 1 – Anti climbing Guard for Single wood Poles .............................................................................................................................May 2015 Page 3 of 25 3......................................................... Inadvertent Contact Signs (Recreational Notices) ..................................................................... CDS Assurance ...........0 Date of Issue:................ Authority for issue .................................................... 12 3............................................................................ 14 4............................5....................................3.....................................................

To comply with the requirements of the ESQC regulations each overhead line needs to be classified in terms of the risk of interference. vandalism or unauthorised access related to the surrounding land around a support.1. vandalism or unauthorised access.5 m of a climbing aid such as an adjacent wall. etc… and a person standing on that climbing aid can reach any point on the support or stay wire above 3m from the ground then the support must be considered to be near to the climbing aid. with a foothold free surface of 3 metres above ground level may be regarded as un-climbable. Technical Specification This document is split into 3 parts  Risk Assessment of Overhead Line supports  Types and installation requirements for anti-climbing devices  Installation requirements for Signs and Labels on overhead line supports. Assessing whether the structure is climbable or not:-  As a general principle. Different risk classifications must be assigned to different parts of the overhead line if the risks associated with that part of the line vary.This document may be out of date if printed .1. CAUTION! . so that the points at which the risk classification changes can be clearly identified.1.3. a structure such as a single pole or portal structure with pole centres of more than 1. Assessing the nearness of obstacles/climbing aids:-  If a support or stay wire is within 1.2.1 and 3.1. In assigning the risk for a section of overhead line it is implicit that the level of risk at each support is assessed. Risk Assessment of Overhead Line Supports For the safety of the public and the security of the supply system care must be taken to prevent or deter against the unauthorised climbing of overhead line supports.May 2015 Page 4 of 25 3.  Portal or ‘A’ pole structures with pole centres of less than 1. 3. however.5m spacing. The results of this risk assessment plus the outcome from clauses 3. 3.5m centres and all lattice towers or masts must be regarded as climbable.2 shall then be used to determine the level of anti-climbing guards required. if there is a foothold free surface of 3 m above the point where a person can stand then the support may be regarded as not near to the climbing aid. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. building.1.0 Date of Issue:.1. 3. The Northern Powergrid policy document NSP/004/012 shall be used to assess the following risks The level of difficulty in climbing a support The desirability to climb a support The risk of danger from interference. The precautions must be selected to offer the best degree of deterrent against climbing taking account of the environment and the likelihood of interference from third parties.

3.6m minimum.3.1.2.May 2015 Page 5 of 25 3.This document may be out of date if printed .  Cross members within 3.6m. Anti-climbing devices to be used on wood pole overhead lines:- 3.2. where the insulating insert is at the lower end of the operating rod.  Switch operating rods shall be wrapped separately with barbed wire from a minimum distance of 2. Types and installation requirements for anti-climbing devices 3.0 Date of Issue:.4. Alternatively.  Sufficient staples shall be used to prevent the wire being pulled of the pole.1. The barbed wire must not encroach on the insulating insert. CAUTION! . starting at a minimum of 2.1.  The barbed wire shall be applied continuously over cables and earth conductors attached to the pole. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.1. describes a basic anti-climbing guard as:-  A pole wrapped with a minimum of twelve turns of barbed wire stapled around the pole. Table of guard types to be applied to stays:- Type of Support Near to obstacle High risk area Type of Guard No No None required Single or more than one and not in such a No Yes position as to facilitate climbing Yes No Fit barbed wire Yes Yes anti climbing More than one and in such a position to No No guard above facilitate climbing No Yes obstacle Yes No Yes Yes 3.75m from the ground or obstacle extending upwards for 1.0 m from the ground level but not less than 2.1. Table of guard types to be applied to supports:- Type of Support Near to obstacle or High risk area Type of Guard climbable support as defined in NSP/004/012 No No None required Single pole or Portal support not No Yes Basic regarded as climbable Yes No Basic Yes Yes Enhanced Portal support and lattice tower Not applicable No Basic supports with or without platforms Not applicable Yes Enhanced or down leads regarded as climbable 3. However precautions shall be taken to ensure that no damage occurs to the cable or earth wire insulation.75m from the ground or obstacle and extending downwards for 0.5m with the operating rod in the upwards position. Basic anti-climbing guards ENA TS 43-90.2.0m (other than lattice steel masts where outrigger brackets shall be used) shall be close wrapped with barbed wire extending from the lowest point upwards for 0. the barbed wire wrap on the rod may commence immediately above the insert.

2.0 Date of Issue:.5m 3.3. Note – The pre-wrapped outrigger brackets detailed in appendix 1 & 2 are deemed to meet the definition of “enhanced anti-climbing guards” See clause 3. Description 1091010408 sheet 2 Anti-climbing devices for wood pole ‘A’ poles and Riley & Neate lattice masts 1091010408 sheet 3 Anti-climbing devices – ‘Wood ‘H’ poles 1091010408 sheet 11 Anti-climbing devices for Riley & Neate lattice masts 1091010675 sheet 33 Anti-climbing devices for rutter poles associated with woodhouse mast replacement structures 3.1.This document may be out of date if printed . pre-wrapped outrigger brackets shall now be used as the standard method of protecting a pole that requires basic or enhanced anti-climbing protection.2.15m from the ground measured vertically.2.3 3. Guarding of Stays Where stays are in close proximity to each other and may permit climbing. describes an enhanced anti-climbing guard as:- An Outrigger bracket supporting barbed wire .2.1. Enhanced anti-climbing guards ENA TS 43-90.The bracket shall provide a minimum of 3 parallel strands of barbed wire at 140mm spacing.  Drawing 1091010408 sht 19 shown in Appendix 2 provides additional info on the application of pre- wrapped brackets on ‘H’ poles. extending upwards for a distance of 1.4.2.Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. Anti-climbing guard to be used on steel towers or mast lines :- CAUTION! . they shall be wrapped with barbed wire from a point 2.May 2015 Page 6 of 25  See clause 3.3. Northern Powergrid Standard anti-climbing guards Following an assessment on the relative installation costs and risks of injury during the installation of the basic barbed wire system.1.2.2.2. The following list details a range of outrigger brackets specifically designed for non-standard situations Drawing No.1.1.  Drawing 1091010408 sht 8 shown in Appendix 1 provides additional info on the application of pre- wrapped brackets on single poles.3 3.

0m. they shall be fitted with an all perimeter type anti- climbing guard.0m. 3.0m.3.2.  All barbed wire wraps shall utilise triple life (using stainless steel barbs of not less than 15mm in length) wire with barb spacing of not more than 50mm between centres.2.0m.climbing guards for lattice towers shall be in accordance with drawing number 1091010408 sheet 6 and must be positioned between 2. Or A standard anti-climbing system as detailed in clause 3.  All barbed wire shall be tight.3.  Any plan bracing which may aid climbing past the main anti-climbing device shall be close wrapped with barbed wire.5m as illustrated in drawing 1091010408 sheet 6.1 with the addition of a 2. all spaced at 150mm.5m from ground level at each tower position.May 2015 Page 7 of 25 3. however. the gates must open upwards and be stable in the open position.2. (With the second system installed approx 600mm above the first). Gates and End Frames  Gates in accordance with drawing 1091010408 sheet 6 shall be provided on all tower legs.8m and 3. Types of anti-climbing guards for lattice towers The style of guarding for lattice towers is determined by the size of the tower base rather than the type of location. For towers with base dimensions of less than 6.2. (See appendix 7 for details of the two standard types).2.  The maximum distance between strands and horizontal tower member shall not exceed 150mm.  Care shall be taken to ensure that incorrect positioning of guards or guard combinations don’t result in climbing assistance rather than obstructions. They shall be evenly spaced at intervals not exceeding 1. Barbed wire shall comply with NPS 001/015.2. It shall rest in slots in support brackets and shall be well secured. Where step bolts are fitted.  Normally five strands of barbed wire are required outside the tower face and four strands inside. Gates shall be provided with holes to permit securing by a security lock or nut and bolt.0 Date of Issue:. Basic anti-climbing guards  ENA TS 43-90. Enhanced anti-climbing guards In accordance with ENA TS 43-90 an enhanced anti-climbing device shall consist of two levels of outrigger bracket. 3.  All gates and corner support angles/brackets shall be supplied pre-wrapped with barbed wire.2.  Position anti-climbing guards not more than 400mm above the level of tower horizontal members which could be used as climbing aids to overcome the guard. All Anti.Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.  No unprotected space greater than 230mm across shall be left inside the device  Spacers shall be fitted in any run of barbed wire greater than 2.2.4m high “Lochrin” fence around the tower base. CAUTION! . describes a basic anti-climbing guard as an outrigger bracket supporting barbed wire.2.1. For towers with base dimensions of more than 6. in special circumstances this height may raise to a maximum of 5.This document may be out of date if printed . they shall be supplemented with additional corner type anti-climbing guards.

but if any are found that have not already been modified. figure 18 or sheet 13.2. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. In such cases outrigger type guards must be fitted or.4010).2.May 2015 Page 8 of 25 3.3.1 and detailed drawing no.5/10.  Special attention shall be given to existing supports with cables attached.41/6.1033 (66.41/6.0 Date of Issue:. or where the conditions in which the structure is situated change.5/10.4m of the structure and barbed wire is attached which encloses both the pole and the cable.1215. barbed wire shall be wrapped separately around the pole and around the cable pipe.922 (66.5/10. 66.4.905 (66.4000. in particular where cables are drawn in pipes for the first 1.1217). designated by drawing numbers 33. 33.2.923 (66.41/6. then the existing guard shall be modified or renewed to comply with the previous paragraphs.4011).5/10.917 (66. if not practicable.41/6. figure 20. Installation requirements for Signs and Labels on overhead line supports. MNT/003 provides further details on Northern Powergrid policy regarding the statutory labelling of operational assets.4019 shall be fitted with outrigger brackets in accordance with drawing no.3. 33.5/10. 1091010378 sht1 (Appendix 6 of this document) 3.This document may be out of date if printed .41/6.3 Existing Anti-climbing Devices (that don’t comply with the previous requirements)  When additional apparatus is attached to a support. 1091010408 sheet4. they shall have a guard installed similar to that shown on drawing 1091010408 sheet 3.  All existing ‘H’ type Riley & Neate masts.1216).5/10. Signs and labels Signs and labels are required at overhead line supports to warn people of danger and give details about a support.5/10. figure 16 or 16b. 33. 33.8 – 2. sheet 4 figure 19 or sheet 5.1.3. Safety Signs Drawings No Description Cat Number 1091010229 sheet 1 Safety Sign for Wood poles 363318 1091010229 sheet 2 Safety Sign for Steel Masts 363322 1091010229 sheet 3 Safety Sign for Steel Towers 363587 1091010229 sheet 10 Safety Sign for Steel Poles (self-adhesive) 360112 CAUTION! . 3. 66.  All existing 33 and 66kV single circuit wood pole and steel terminal supports should have been modified to incorporate compliant anti-climbing guards already. Details of the normal mounting location for all tower plates can be found in MNT/003 clause 3. 3.3.

0 Date of Issue:. An example of suitable steelwork for fitting the safety signs to steel towers is shown on drawing number 1091010229 sheet 4. On two pole structures. CAUTION! . except where the pole is adjacent to roads. The signs on wood pole and steel poles shall be mounted a minimum of 3. fitted with anti-climbing guards shall be fitted with two standard safety signs at the same height on opposite sides of the pole. On two pole structures.This document may be out of date if printed . There are several different designs of steel towers and for this reason the location of safety sign will vary.0m above ground level and above the anti-climbing guard where fitted. two safety signs shall be fitted. (This is particularly important on towers supporting low level sealing ends).Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. fit two signs on each limb of the structure. etc. Towers or Masts Steel towers shall be fitted with four safety signs fitted to every face of the tower along the route of the line. one on each leg of the structure facing ascending and descending pole numbers. Safety signs shall always be positioned to make sure that they are displayed below an area of danger. footpaths. Poles which are susceptible to unauthorised climbing i. and the safety sign shall face the direction of approach to the pole.May 2015 Page 9 of 25 Poles Single poles which are not susceptible to unauthorised climbing shall be fitted with one safety sign on the side of the pole facing ascending pole numbers.e. They shall be fixed on the first horizontal bracing above the anti-climbing guard and located close to the climbing leg.3.

4.May 2015 Page 10 of 25 3. Where steel poles are incorporated into LV networks. EHV Double Circuit Tower lines The number plate on tower lines shall be as detailed in drawing number 1091010511 Sheet 1 LV Supports A number plate shall be provided on all supports except those carrying service conductors. and immediately below the safety sign.8m above ground level and on the same face of the pole as the number plate.Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. The numbers shall be positioned approximately 1.3. The label shall be fixed at a height of not less than 1. 3. the pole numbers shall be stencilled. regulators or LV Fuses. For details on the approved number plate see drawing number 1091010228 Sheet 3 or Y003X3506. poles supporting LV Underground cable. preferably on the side of the pole supporting the conductors. CAUTION! .3. The lowest numbered support of each distributor shall preferably be nearest to the source of supply at the time of commissioning. Number Plates General Every overhead line support shall be fitted with a number plate. HV & EHV Wood Pole Supports The number plates on wood poles shall be mounted above the anti-climbing device. static balancers. For details on the existing Northern Powergrid specific numbering policy see OPS/103/001.0 Date of Issue:. For details on the approved number plate see drawing number 1091010228 Sheet 3.3. Examples of circuit numbering are given below. LV supports – Joint Use In accordance with EB/TP3 “Engineering Recommendation for Telecommunication Providers and Distribution Network Operators Joint Use of Poles” All LV poles where a licence for joint use has been granted shall carry a label as shown on drawing number 1091193160.This document may be out of date if printed .7m above ground level. Label coding J – indicating joint use – number as appropriate – indicating maximum permitted number of category 10 attachments C – if cables larger than category 10 are authorised Note BT attachments are not permitted on HV poles.3.

HV line crossings and lines in close proximity. where hv lines cross each other. at all positions where it will provide information pertinent to operational requirements. Plates on wood poles shall be mounted at approximately 1.Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. For guidance on the current Northern Powergrid (North East) naming and labelling policy on switchgear and associated equipment see Engineering Recommendation E805.3.5. where the conductor formation permanently changes.6. Phase Plates Phase plates shall be attached to all the following types of supports: Terminal.3. YELLOW.0 Date of Issue:. where the conductors are in a horizontal or triangular formation shall be: RED. where the number of conductors change. Phase plates shall be mounted a minimum height of 3m above ground level and immediately above the danger plate. Feeder Name Plates – Single circuit HV supports Feeder name plates shall be attached to supports at the following locations: All terminal poles.This document may be out of date if printed . BLUE.5m above ground level.May 2015 Page 11 of 25 3. * normally on the left hand face of the support. substations. both sides of transition supports and to other supports where declaration of phasing may assist operational needs. substation. BLUE Positioned left to right where the observer is looking with his back to facing the lower numbered supports Where the conductors are situated in a vertical formation the colour sequence shall be RED. mount plates to face towards the crossing or adjacent line (in the case of proximities) Details of approved feeder name plates can be found on drawing 1091010414 sht2 Feeder name plates fitted to single circuit masts and double circuit towers require a support flat to drawing no 1091010301 sheet 2 to allow the name plate to be fitted to a step bolt at the anti-climbing height level. top to bottom 3. CAUTION! .3. poles with underground cables. on both lines at the support on each side of the crossing. switch station. * Exceptions – at road. Ie road crossings. switch stations. were the observer has his back towards the lower pole numbers on the supports. tee-offs. tee off poles. on every support of each HV line where feeders are within 90m of each other. For details of the approved phases plates see the following drawings Wood Pole Phase Plates: 1091010226 Sheet 1 Tower Phase Plates: 1091010226 Sheet 2 The standard phase sequence on wood pole overhead line networks operating at up to and including 66kV. rail. YELLOW. section supports where interrupter cables are likely to be connected.

Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. Circuit ID Plates – Double Circuit HV Supports All supports on double circuit towers lines shall be fitted with circuit ID plates. A circuit identification plate carrying the three alphabetical code letters identifying the circuit shall be allocated to reach circuit of a double circuit overhead line. For guidance on the current Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) naming and labelling policy on substations and Circuits see CDS document ref OPS/103/002. when facing ascending pole or tower numbers. Details of approved plates are detailed on drawing 1091010355 sheet 1 and fixed in place as detailed on 1091010355 sheet 3. 3.0m above ground level. Railway Crossing Plates Railway crossing notices shall be installed at all locations where overhead lines cross railways. 3. For further guidance on” Access arrangements to Network Rail Infrastructure”. It is also no longer necessary to install property plates onto pole mounted substation supports. The numbers provide the rail operators with emergency contact numbers and provide safe working clearances for rail mounted cranes. whilst the right hand circuit shall carry white identifications on a red background.3. adjacent to the appropriate climbing positions and an additional circuit identification plate shall be fixed immediately below each crossarm. Property Plates. It is no longer necessary for wood poles to be identified with the letters NE or YE as was previous practice.9.May 2015 Page 12 of 25 For guidance on the current Northern Powergrid (North East) naming and labelling policy on substations and switch stations see Engineering Recommendation E718. the left hand circuits shall carry black identifications on a white background.3.3.7. Where existing signs are encountered during other works or inspections then the existing signs shall be removed.0 Date of Issue:.3. 3. reference shall be made to NSP/005/001 CAUTION! . Normally. Plates shall be mounted on the transverse faces of every pole or tower at approximately 3.8.This document may be out of date if printed . HV Supports Property plates shall be attached to all single circuit steel masts as shown on drawing no 1091010301 sheet 1 or where ownership is indicated otherwise as on the danger/Voltage plate fitted to Double Circuit steel towers.

3. Further details on the type and application of these signs can be found in Northern Powergrid policy document MNT/003 “Labelling of operational assets”.Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.This document may be out of date if printed . 1091010229 sheet 11.May 2015 Page 13 of 25 The crossing plates shall be mounted on concrete posts positioned on railway property near the boundary and under the centre of the power line. CAUTION! . G78 Connection warning plates G78 connection warning plates shall be installed at overhead line substation poles where the substation has been established to provide LV supplies to an adjacent G78 cellular phone site (i.0 Date of Issue:.3. 3. Details on the actual drawings can be found on Drawing no. where antennas have been mounted on the legs of a tower line.3.9. The purpose of the sign is to remind staff that this substation site cannot be utilised to supply any other customers due to the risk of transferred voltage potentials.e. 3. They shall be fixed at each side of the crossing except at single line tracks where only one sign shall be fitted.1. Details of approved posts and plates are shown on drawing numbers 1091010594 sheets 3.10. Inadvertent Contact Signs (Recreational Notices) The following signs have been produced for uses in situations where we need to make the public aware of over running overhead power lines. 4 & 5 respectively.

This type of sign is designed to warn anglers as they approach the electric power line and should be erected in a prominent position. Fishing Notices Where HV lines cross over rivers or ponds they shall be fitted with fishing warning or prohibition notice signs. These signs can also be used as a reminder sign directly below the overhead crossing.pdf (a) Warning Notice Warning Notices Should be used at access points to provide a general warning of the presence of overhead electric power lines on approaches to the fishery and/or affecting the fishery itself.3.3.This document may be out of date if printed . Note this type of signs shall be used in addition to the Angling Exclusion Zone signs Drawing No.May 2015 Page 14 of 25 3. 1091010229 sht 8 (c) Prohibition Notices Repeater / Under line Signs At some locations overhead lines may run parallel to the water for long distances. where this occurs it is recommended that repeater signs are erected at frequent intervals in line of sight but not exceeding 200m. Drawing No. to face the anglers as they approach the exclusion zone.energynetworks. 1091010229 sht 8 CAUTION! .Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. at right angles to the water.11. This information has also been recorded in 1091010229 9 & 10 Further information can be found in the following guide http://www. Drawing No.0 Date of Issue:.org/modx/assets/files/electricity/she/public_safety/angling/Angling_Guide_070628. 1091010229 sht 8 (b) Prohibition Notices (Approach) Angling Exclusion Zone sign Exclusion Zone signs should be used at the extremities of the angling exclusion zone. Appendix 8 & 9 provide further guidance on the application requirements for these signs.

3. Summary of Amendments Clause Amendments Complete Document Updated to latest CDS format Clause 3.8 Property plates shall be removed from wood pole supports during inspections or maintenance activities Clause 3. Internal documentation Reference Title NSP/004/012 Risk Assessment of overhead lines NPS/001/015 Technical Specification for barbed wire MNT/003 Labelling of operational Assets OPS/103/001 Standard for the numbering of overhead lines OPS/103/002 Standard for the naming and labelling of substations and circuits Engineering Rules for the naming and Labelling of Switchgear and associated Equipment Recommendation E805.May 2015 Page 15 of 25 4.9 Additional note added in relation to Access arrangements to Network Rail Infrastructure Clause 4.1.1.000V HV High Voltage. References 4. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.2. voltages in excess of 1000V AC but less than or equal to 20. NSP/005/001 Access arrangements to Network Rail Infrastructure 4.3 The reference to the policy document on the risk assessment of overhead line supports has been changed from DSS/023 to NSP/004/012 Clause 3.This document may be out of date if printed .3. External Documentation Reference Title ENA TS 43-90 Anti-climbing measures and safety signs for overhead lines ESQCR The Electricity Safety.1 The reference to the policy document on the risk assessment of overhead line supports has been changed from DSS/023 to NSP/004/012 Clause 3. voltages greater than or equal to 33. Engineering Naming and numbering of Substations and Switch-stations Recommendation E718. 230V single phase or 400V between phases CAUTION! .3.2 Internal documentation references updated Appendix 1-9 Additional anti-climbing guard drawing added for rutter poles plus all other drawings updated to reflect current company branding 5.3.000V LV Low Voltage.0 Date of Issue:. Quality and Continuity Regulations (2002): EB/TP3 Engineering Recommendation for Telecommunication Providers and Distribution Network Operators Joint Use of Poles G78 Recommendations For Low Voltage Connections To Mobile Telephone Base Stations With Antennae On High Voltage Structures 4. Definitions Term Definition EHV Extra High Voltage.

May 2015 Page 16 of 25 6.This document may be out of date if printed . Sign Date S Salkeld Policy and Standards Engineer Steven Salkeld 13/05/15 M Storey Operations Assurance Manager Mike Storey 18/05/15 6.3. Approval Approval is granted for publication of this document.4. Authorisation Authorisation is granted for publication of this document. CDS Assurance I sign to confirm that I have completed and checked this document and I am satisfied with its content and submit it for approval and authorisation.This document should be reviewed within the following time period.0 Date of Issue:. Technical Assurance I sign to confirm that I am satisfied with all aspects of the content and preparation of this document and submit it for approval and authorisation. Author I sign to confirm that I have completed and checked this document and I am satisfied with its content and submit it for approval and authorisation.5. Review Period .1. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:. Sign Date Sarah Phillips CDS Administrator Sarah Phillips 12/05/15 6.2. Sign Date M Nicholson Head of System Strategy Mark Nicholson 12/05/15 CAUTION! . Standard CDS review of 3 years Non Standard Review Period & Reason Yes Period: 3 Reason: Sign Date Senior Policy and Standards G Hammel Ged Hammel 12/05/15 Engineer 6. Authority for issue 6.3. Sign Date C Holdsworth Policy and Standards Manager Chris Holdsworth 12/05/15 6.

This document may be out of date if printed .May 2015 Page 17 of 25 Appendix 1 – Anti climbing Guard for Single wood Poles CAUTION! .0 Date of Issue:. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.3.

3.0 Date of Issue:.May 2015 Page 18 of 25 Appendix 2 – Anti Climbing H Pole Guard CAUTION! . Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.This document may be out of date if printed .

May 2015 Page 19 of 25 Appendix 3 – Anti Climbing Guard for Rutter Pole CAUTION! .3. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.This document may be out of date if printed .0 Date of Issue:.

This document may be out of date if printed . Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.May 2015 Page 20 of 25 Appendix 4 – Anti Climbing Guard Tower supports CAUTION! .0 Date of Issue:.3.

Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.0 Date of Issue:.May 2015 Page 21 of 25 Appendix 5 – Anti Climbing Guards for Riley & Neate Masts CAUTION! .3.This document may be out of date if printed .

3.This document may be out of date if printed . Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.0 Date of Issue:.May 2015 Page 22 of 25 Appendix 6 – Type and positioning of Tower Signage CAUTION! .

May 2015 Page 23 of 25 Appendix 7. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.This document may be out of date if printed .0 Date of Issue:.3.Typical tower ACD arrangements Example of anti-climbing measure for lattice tower – arrangement for attachment to towers at the level of the main horizontal member Detail of corner type guard CAUTION! .

May 2015 Page 24 of 25 Appendix 8 – Application of Exclusion Zone Signage for Fishing CAUTION! .This document may be out of date if printed .3. Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.0 Date of Issue:.

Application of Exclusion Zone Signage for Fishing cont.3.May 2015 Page 25 of 25 Appendix 9 . CAUTION! . Document reference NSP/004/109 Document Type Code of Practise Version:.This document may be out of date if printed .0 Date of Issue:.