ASME: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME B30.7 Winches (Formerly Titled Base-Mounted Drum Hoists) includes provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of winches arranged for mounting on a foundation or other supporting structure for moving loads. Winches addressed in this volume are those typically used in industrial, construction and maritime applications. The requirements included in this volume apply to winches that are powered by internal combustion engines, electric motors, compressed air or hydraulics and that utilize drums and rope. (per ASME) .