Nashville, Tenn. – Spring cleaning makes way for yard sales this time of year. In fact, you’ve probably already seen signs popping up in your neighborhood. Nailing these signs to utility poles may seem like harmless, free advertising, but it poses a serious risk to our linemen. And, it is against the law.
NES President & CEO Decosta Jenkins says, “Our lineworkers depend on special gloves that enable them to handle hot lines. A simple pin prick in these gloves could result in serious injury or even death.”
Beyond the danger to our linemen, is the damage to the pole. Over time, water seeps into the holes surrounding the nails and causes the pole to deteriorate. Also, yard sale signs on poles can limit the visibility of drivers, and they can be an eyesore.
NES asks you to never use its poles to tack, nail, or fasten signs. Our crews will remove these advertisements, and the companies or individuals responsible for posting the signs could face legal action.