The International Standards Organization (ISO) now offers more than 100 crane standards on CD.

A recent statement from ISO says it expects the CD collection to 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; and 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 (ISBN 978-92-67-10513-0) can be purchased from ISO national member institutes (complete list is at

It may also be purchased from the ISO Central Secretariat. The price is 252 Swiss francs.