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Assessing your Lighting Pole Safety

January 24, 2019

Lighting poles are something we often take for granted, assuming they will provide the safety and security we need on roadways, parking lots and athletic fields.

But, unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Based on more than 200,000 Risk-Based Inspections (RBIs) and Structural Health Rating (SHR) evaluations, Exo has found that only 40% of lighting poles are in good condition or require little to no attention at the point of inspection.

That’s why it’s important to implement a comprehensive structural asset management program for your lighting poles. This type of program is critical for ensuring structural integrity over the long run, and encompasses on-the-field non-destructive inspection (NDT inspection) through advanced practices like drone inspection, as well as deep insights and analytics on your asset health through structural asset management software.

So, what does this look like?

How Ex-Tend Works

At Exo, we combine our RBI methodology with our experienced-based SHR program as part of our Ex-Tend full lifecycle approach to lighting asset management. Our approach is comprehensive, long-term, and data-driven, and it incorporates expert structural engineering knowledge of current and potential damage mechanisms (DMs).

With Ex-Tend, you can gain critical analytics from inspection data that can be used to make decisions about the future of your structures. We give you the information you need to take the right actions and protect your lighting poles.

Make Sure You Have a GIS

As part of your asset management program, we recommend incorporating a cloud-based geographic information system (GIS). This serves as the foundation for a “smart” visualization of where to focus your effort and budget.

With a GIS, you can access all inspection data from any Internet-connected device, and easily sort, filter, and prioritize the required actions. This tool is a significant value-add when it comes to ongoing structural maintenance.

Set Up Your Asset Management Program

A lighting asset management program can go a long way in helping you make “smart” decisions and preventing your lighting poles from increasing in liability and cost.

Exo is here to help you design a program that works best for your structures.

Get Started with Exo

Get Started with Exo

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Our team would love to talk to you, so we can learn about your lighting company’s goals and primary areas of concern. Contact us today, and we’ll help you take the first step in creating a comprehensive lighting asset management program. Give us a call at 281-259-7000.
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