Setting pole in ungrounded line

Brief Description of Incident:

Crew set a pole a few feet away from an existing pole that was required to be replaced. No temporary protective grounds (TPG’s) were installed and methods to set poles in energized lines were also not followed.

A Safety Officer arrived on site before the pole was changed over and performed a worksite assessment. The Safety Officer highlighted that in addition to the proposed grounds for the change-over, that there was a requirement for equipotential bonding. The crew installed EP bonding and completed to change over the new pole without incident.