ISO 4309:2004 details guidelines for the care, installation, maintenance and examination of wire rope in service on a crane, and enumerates the discard criteria to be applied to promote the safe use of the crane.
ISO 4309:2004 is applicable to the following types of crane, as defined in ISO 4306-1:
cable and portal cable cranes;
cantilever cranes (pillar jib, wall or walking);
derrick and guy derrick cranes;
derrick cranes with rigid bracing;
overhead travelling cranes;
portal or semi-portal bridge cranes;
portal or semi-portal cranes;
ISO 4309:2004 is applicable to cranes used for hook, grabbing, magnet, ladle, excavator or stacking duties, whether operated manually, mechanically, electrically or hydraulically.
ISO 4309:2004 is also applicable to hoists and hoist blocks which use wire rope.