Lineman Belts & Pole Climbing Equipment
Lineman climbing gear is used by workers who climb and work on utility poles. Lineman belts support the workers' lower back while climbing and help keep them correctly positioned so they can lean back and work with both hands. Pole-climbing straps are wrapped around a utility pole and connected to a lineman belt and positioning lanyard to prevent workers from sliding down the pole as they climb and work. Positioning lanyards help keep workers securely positioned on the pole. Pole climbers are worn on the legs and feet and have a spike, called a gaff, near the ankle that digs into a utility pole to provide support for a worker while climbing, descending, or working in place on the pole.