Standardization of requirements for ropes, regardless of their material properties, used on cranes and lifting appliances as defined in ISO 4306-1. It includes but it is not restricted to:

  • selection of rope
  • minimum practical design factors
  • types of spooling
  • minimum strength requirement
  • relevant criteria for drums and sheaves
  • care, maintenance, inspection and discard criteria.

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Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 96/SC 3/WG 2   Code of practice for care and maintenance, inspection and discard of wire ropes Working group
ISO/TC 96/SC 3/WG 3   Selection of wire ropes, drums and sheaves Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 96/SC 3

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 96/SC 3:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 96/SC 7 Tower cranes ISO
ISO/TC 105 Steel wire ropes ISO
ISO/TC 110/SC 4 Rough-terrain trucks ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 96/SC 3

ISO/TC 96/SC 3 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 105 Steel wire ropes ISO
ISO/TC 110/SC 4 Rough-terrain trucks ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
EWRIS European Federation of Wire Rope Industries A

ISO/TC 96/SC 3 - Secretariat

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