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The perfect time for flagpole servicing – book yours today!

30th Jan 2024
By sarah-jane grainger |
Advice | Flagpoles |

There’s no doubt that Storm Henk, Isha and Jocelyn will have taken their toll on your flagpoles. With freak wind gusts reaching up to 107mph now is the time to check your flagpole. Regular maintenance and servicing are essential to keep your flags and flagpoles looking their best. We are here to help you with advice, replacement flags and accessories.

How to look after your flagpole

We recommend weekly, six monthly and yearly checks to keep your flagpole looking its best. Whilst some servicing should be undertaken by your in-house team regularly throughout the year, we recommend bringing in a specialist once per year to carry out a thorough inspection.

A garden flagpole flying in front of a home, displaying the Union flag


☑️ Carry out a visual check of the halyard for signs of wear or fraying. If necessary, replace the halyard by sewing the end of the new halyard to the end of the old halyard. Pull the new halyard through the top of the flagpole.

Twice per year

☑️ Check stability of flagpole(s) including operation of hinge bolt.

☑️ Check finial for stability, ease of rotation and damage to pulley groove

☑️ Ensure there is no wear of the external halyard

☑️ Check operation of Guardsman lock for internal halyard systems

☑️ Ensure there are no signs of wear of the rotating top of the swivel arm system

☑️ Wash down flagpole with warm water and detergent


☑️ Specialists should carry out a full service/inspection of the flagpole. A log/report (provided by the contractor) should be kept of the date and works completed.

You can view our full maintenance recommendations, which are available to download from our website.

Our servicing team

Our fabulous team travel the country servicing our flags and flagpoles.

Flagpole servicing being undertaken

They have completed our rigorous training programme . The team hold all the necessary qualifications such as CSCS, PAL and PASMA cards. We complete every job to the highest quality and safety standards. Our team are on-hand and more than happy to help.

Call us on 01325 355433 or email sales@weareharrisons.com to book your appointment.

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