When it comes to cleaning windows with power lines nearby, the question really isn’t ladder or water fed pole. The real question should be “Is my life only worth the few dollars I’m going to make off cleaning this window?”
We know that electricity can jump. The question is how far.
OSHA’s guidelines say you should stay at least 10 feet away from power lines – more, depending on the voltage. We recommend 15 feet.
As Doug Apt always says, “It’s safer to walk away and live to clean another day!”