100% Maintenance Free Pole Barriers

Train Better • Save Time & Money • Easy Setup

“The customer service you receive from DICA is outstanding.”

Joe Estep

A Better Training Pole Barrier

Are You Tired of Painting and Repairing Pole Barriers?

We believe you shouldn’t have to spend time developing your own pole barriers or maintaining old versions. That’s why we created TrainSmart Pole Barriers that meet all NCCCO pole standards and are the safety pole barriers used at the IUOE International Training Center.

100% Maintenance Free and Easy to Use

TrainSmart Pole Barriers are a 100% maintenance free engineered plastic pole barrier system that will not fade, splinter or rot. They are built using engineered, lightweight and strong materials that easily hold up in outdoor environments. DICA pole barriers and bases also separate and lock for easy transport, setup, and breakdown.

No More Painting or Repairing Wood

Unlike wood which must be continually repainted and repaired and eventually thrown away. TrainSmart Pole Barriers never require painting or maintenance. Using TrainSmart allows you to focus on what you do best – train, not painting pole barriers. Which you never want to do again.

More Efficient Training

TrainSmart Pole Barriers make training more efficient, more beneficial, and help keep your students better prepared in the field. There is no need to waste time and money with pole barriers that don’t last or that are difficult to use. TrainSmart will help you take your training to the next level.



  • Mobile Cranes
  • Tower Cranes


  • 100% maintenance free
  • Meets NCCCO standards
  • Lightweight strong and durable
  • Waterproof and chemical resistant
  • Never requires painting


Q. What are the bases made of?
NCCCO standard meeting High Density Polyethylene which will never rot, crack or require paint.

Q. Are the poles in 1 or 2 pieces?
The training pole barriers is a 1 piece design, not intended to separate.

Q. What are the poles made of?
NCCCO standard meeting PVS SHD 40 pipe. The entire pole is 36″ long, with a top red section of 12″.

Q. How is the indicator ball attached?
NCCCO standard meeting 12″#18  nylon string attached to the pole (between 2″-8″ from the top) and tennis ball with two #2 x 1 1/4″ inc plated screws, or equivalent galvanized #2 1 1/4 screws.

Q. What’s included with each training pole barrier?
Each unit includes a base, pole, and indicator ball with attachment.

Q. How many poles do I need for a complete course?
Mobile crane zig-zag courses requie 38 poles, tower cranes zig-zag courses require 40. Since NCCCO requires additional training pole barriers, our complete kit is 42.

Q. What is the shipment lead time?
In stock orders ship within 1-2 business days.

Q. Is TrainSmart approved for other training organizations or just NCCCO?
The Pole Barriers are only approved for NCCCO practical exams.

Q. Is volume pricing available on TrainSmart Training Pole Barrier systems?
Yes, orders of 249 or more, are discounted $5 per pole.

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DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in building high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, and cribbing blocks that are lightweight, easy to use, and long-lasting.

DICA products are proudly Made in the USA, ASME B30.5 compliant and used by operators in 40+ countries around the world.


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Guthrie Center, IA 50115

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