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.

Quick links

Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 1 standard to the following Sustainable Development Goal:


published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 96/SC 3


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 96/SC 3/WG 3 Selection of wire ropes, drums and sheaves Working group
ISO/TC 96/SC 3/WG 4 Fibre ropes 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 38 Textiles 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

Organizations in liaison (Category C)

C liaisons participate at the level of a Working Group

Acronym Title Category
Cordage Institute Cordage Institute C

ISO/TC 96/SC 3 - Secretariat

AFNOR [France]

Association française de normalisation
11 rue Francis de Pressensé
F-93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis Cedex

Tel: +33 1 41 62 80 00
Fax: +33 1 49 17 90 00