With more than 10 million cranes in use around the world, a new ISO CD-ROM collection of over 100 International Standards related to cranes will provide widespread benefits.

The collection will be useful for designers, manufacturers, owners, operators, sellers, inspectors, consultants, crane authorities, regulators and consultants. The standards it contains relate to mobile, tower, bridge and gantry, and jib cranes, and cover aspects including:

• Terminology
• Design principles and requirements
• Use, operation and maintenance
• Load rating
• Testing
• Safety.

They have been developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 96, Cranes, in which 21 countries participate, while another 26 are observers. Some of the world's leading experts on cranes take part or provide input to the committee. The new CD-ROM collection includes ISO/TC 96's standards, along with amendments and corrigenda, technical specifications and technical reports.

The Cranes collection on CD-ROM is the latest compilation in the series of ISO Standards Collections, published as handbooks, or on electronic media. The CD-ROM allows the documents it contains  to be accessed easily and rapidly and puts this "library" of standards into a conveniently transportable format.

ISO/TC 96 Chair, Mr. Jack Wray, comments: "Today’s cranes are manufactured and operated using today’s technology. I consider it most appropriate that the standards covering their manufacture and operation are also published using  today’s technology."

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This collection of over 100 International Standards related to cranes will be useful for designers, manufacturers, owners, operators, sellers, inspectors, consultants, crane authorities, regulators and consultants. The standards relate to mobile, tower, bridge and gantry, and jib cranes, and cover terminology, design principles and requirements, use, operation and maintenance, load rating, testing and safety.