October 2015—The annual meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee that oversees development and revision of the international crane standard TC 96 took place last month in Sydney, Australia.
Hosted by the national standards setting body, Standards Australia, and sponsored by The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), the meeting attracted delegates from many parts of the world to review progress on standards covering all types of mobile, tower and overhead cranes, as well as wire rope, design principles and test methods. As usual, the US had a strong representation with 10 delegates from crane manufacturers and consultants present.
NCCCO has represented the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the official secretariat for the Jib Cranes Subcommittee (SC 8) since its appointment in 2012.
Future meetings of TC 96 are scheduled for Changsa (Hunan Province), China (September 2016, hosted by the Standardization Administration of China—SAC) and Ota City (Tokyo), Japan (September 2017, hosted by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee—JISC).