Hand hold covers restrict access to the dangerous high voltage wires within light poles and are a necessary safety measure taken by utility companies and municipalities.
Most metal hand hold covers, however, become an unnecessary obstacle for emergency crews. Their screws oxidize due to exposure, requiring the crews to break or pry the cover off the pole. Once forcibly removed, usually it’s the screw tabs on the pole that breaks and the covers cannot be reattached. This leaves the dangerous, high-voltage wires exposed, posing safety risks to the local community.
The U-Cover® was invented by an emergency crew supervisor who experienced this problem firsthand.
The U-Cover®’s patented design allows crews to secure hand holes on flanged and unflanged utility poles 6" to 12" in diameter. The universal hand hole cover design eliminates the need to stock several size hand hole covers for various size poles or openings.
The U-Cover®’s features include:
easily secured by one person
adapts to 6" and 12" diameter light poles
adapts to different style and size hand holes
provides a quick and efficient S.O.P.
secures from outside the pole with no exposed metal inside
has a durable, reusable and water resistant design
resists typical vandalization of utility pole covers
reduces liability and increases safety
works perfectly for light duty hand hole cover assignments
provides an economical solution to reduce inventory needs
Storekeepers and crews can easily manage stock and ensure every effort is made to safe-guard the public from exposed wires beneath the hand hole cover.