13Operation of the Electrical Distribution System 17
14Information – Shared User Types 18
14.1Aerial Cabling & Equipment 18
14.2Radio Frequency Telephone Equipment (Antennae) 33
14.3Signs and Other Minor Attachments on Poles 42
14.4Flags, Banners and other Decorations (or Higher Up) Attachments on Poles 49
14.5Distribution Business Boundaries 54
14.6Distribution Business Fault and Emergency Contacts 55
This Shared Use of Poles Code ("Code"), which supersedes the “Code of Engineering Practice for Shared Use of Poles” (dated 27 February 1996), has been prepared and approved by the Victorian Electricity Distribution Companies ("Distribution Companies") which applies to all new Shared Use installations including All-Dielectric Fibre Optic Cables, Antennae, Signs and Banners.
For technical aspects in relation to the maintenance and/or extension of existing PSTN, Co-Axial Cable, Catenary Strung Cable systems refer to the Code of Engineering Practice for Shared Use of Poles 1996. Notwithstanding this, clearances as specified in the new Code will apply to all new Shared Use attachment.
Amongst other things, this Code sets out:
The requirements for the design, construction, attachment, safety, operation, maintenance and removal of Shared User's Equipment Attached to a Distribution Company owned Pole;
Before Shared User's Equipment is attached to a Pole a Shared User must enter into an Agreement with the relevant Distribution Company and where required, submit and have approved an Application for Shared Use by the relevant Distribution Company (Applications requirements are incorporated within an Agreement).
The format and content of an Agreement depends on the type of Shared Use being employed, however, all Agreements will include the commercial and legal aspects of the Shared Use.
Where an Agreement includes requirements which are additional to or exceed those in this Code, then the requirements of the Agreement shall prevail.