ISO 4306 establishes definitions in English, French and Russian for the most commonly used terms in the field of cranes.
ISO 4306-3:2002 gives the general definition of a tower crane and illustrates the terminology used with each type of tower crane by the use of figures with referenced term numbers.
It is applicable to
- tower cranes that can be assembled and dismantled;
- permanently erected tower cranes;
It is not applicable to
- mobile boom cranes which may be fitted with a tower attachment;
- erection masts, with or without jibs.