Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
A life cycle assessment shows and deals with the load on the product in the environment over the course of its lifetime. IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet have conducted a study to compare the environmental impact of poles of different materials.
The comparison shows that over time, composite poles are the safest choice for the environment, both today and tomorrow. Click here to read a report from IVL (ivl.se). The graph shows the environmental impact (mPe) for each category over a period of 50 years.
Jerol poles are environmentally friendly, do not leach into or from the soil, and are not affected by ants, other insects or dogs.
Jerol poles are therefore suitable for installation in environmentally sensitive areas such as water reservoirs, parks, recreational areas including playgrounds and schools, as well as nature reserves and protected areas.
- Can Jerol poles be used in environmentally sensitive areas?
Jerol composite poles are environmentally friendly and neither absorb nor leak chemicals over their whole lifespan. Environmental declaration (Swedish)
- What goes into a Jerol composite pole?
Jerol composite poles consist of fibreglass reinforced polyester, with a protective outer layer… Läs mer >>
Our products are beneficial to both society and the individual. A sustainable and long-term approach is necessary, and the working environment for those coming into contact with the poles is always a priority when developing our products. Traditional wooden poles are impregnated with carcinogenic creosote, whereas all of our products are clean, environmentally friendly, and safe to climb with standard equipment.Läs mer >>
We have an extensive quality assurance system embedded in our production process. This system stores information on every pole produced, including a unique pole ID. All input materials can then be tracked and identified. Those products used in traffic safety have high standards of quality assurance which are followed throughout the production process in the factory.
Quality assurance is certified by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and follows the European standard EN-40 for road safety products.Läs mer >>
There is an assurance in knowing that Jerol poles do not rot, are non-toxic and odourless. They are safe to work with, can be used in environmentally sensitive areas and water reservoirs and are impervious to woodpeckers. They do not affect the environment, nor are they affected by it.
Our poles provide security for fitters working with and climbing them, residents, as well as energy companies and businesses using them.
As they are non-conductive, they provide another level of safety when working with live current.
The picture shows a woodpecker hole in cross section.Läs mer >>
Jerol poles are non-conductive and tested at STRIs accredited high voltage institute in Ludvika. The tests performed in STRIs laboratory at voltage levels up to 425KV with very good results.
PDF of the test results
Pg.1 Summary of report (Swedish)
Pg.2-25 Complete report (English)
Reference: www.stri.seLäs mer >>