Standardization of the terms, definitions and graphical symbols common to all crane types. These terms, definitions and symbols cover every period of the crane life cycle – design, manufacturing, testing, use, operation, maintenance, repair and disposal. The aim of this work is to harmonize the terminology of standards, which are developed by other subcommittees of ISO/TC 96.

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standard under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 96/SC 2/AHG 1   Symbols Working group
ISO/TC 96/SC 2/WG 1   Revision of ISO 4306-1 Working group


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
AEM Association of Equipment Manufacturers A
FEM European Federation of Materials Handling and Packaging Manufacturers A
EC - European Commission European Commission B
UNESCWA United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia B
WCO World Customs Organization B

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