Safety concerns over EN 13001-3-2

By Laura Hatton07 August 2015

Members of EWRIS and DSV have raised concern over the approach to rope selection as per the European Standard EN 13001-3-2 on the grounds of safety, and instead recommend the use of ISO16625 [replaced ISO 4308].

EN13001-3-2 was published in 2014 by the European crane standards committee CEN/TC 147. In a technical paper published by the Technical University at Dresden provides a critique of the EN13001-3-2 rope selection methodology, raising safety issues which support the concerns of the EWRIS and DSV members.

The technical paper is available here.

*EWRIS members: 35 companies in 14 European countries (see

*DSV, Germany members (extract): Bridon, Casar, Diepa, Drahtseilwerk Hemer, Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven, Engelmann, Hamburger Drahtseilerei, Küster, Pfeifer Drako, Teufelberger, WDI, Gustav Wolf, IFT (Technische Universität) Stuttgart, Technische Universität Dresden

Latest News
Tadano AT erects tanks for east coast bottling facility
Lane’s Crane Service erected four 37-foot tall, 19,000-pound tanks on the plant floor under a 41-foot ceiling joist. 
Cummins highlights hydrogen at DP Summit, Utility Expo
Company will discuss H2 technology at the conference and display it in its booth at the expo
Equipment Depot makes changes as it targets $1 billion in revenue by 2025
Material handling rental leader points to its ‘2025 Vision Strategy’ as it gears up to meet corporate goals