Standardization of terminology, graphical symbols, testing, safety, and general design principles of equipment and components used in the construction, erection/dismantling, inspection and maintenance of tower cranes. It also covers safe use of tower cranes.

Note: In addition, ISO/TC 96/SC 7 was mandated by ISO/TC 96 to provide part 1 "General requirements/principles" applicable to all type of cranes for the following subjects:

  • control layout and characteristics,
  • cabins and control stations,
  • access, guards and restraints.

Quick links


Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 96/SC 7/WG 4   Operating manual Working group
ISO/TC 96/SC 7/WG 5   Access Working group


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 96/SC 7

ISO/TC 96/SC 7 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 96/SC 3 Selection of ropes ISO
ISO/TC 96/SC 5 Use, operation and maintenance ISO
ISO/TC 96/SC 9 Bridge and gantry cranes ISO
ISO/TC 96/SC 10 Design principles and requirements ISO
ISO/TC 110/SC 1 General terminology ISO
ISO/TC 110/SC 2 Safety of powered industrial trucks ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
FEM European Federation of Materials Handling and Packaging Manufacturers A

ISO/TC 96/SC 7 - 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