This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for U-bolt wire rope grips manufactured from ferrous materials and the safe behaviour of eye terminations secured by U-bolt wire rope grips for use as intended by the manufacturer. Suitable uses include suspending static loads and single use lifting operations which have been assessed by a competent person taking into account appropriate safety factors. U-bolt wire rope grips are not suitable for use with spiral ropes. This standard does not cover U-bolt wire rope grips as the primary securing devices on mine hoists, crane hoists or eye terminations for slings for general lifting service. Examples of grips together with fitting instructions are given in informative annexes A and B. The hazards covered by this standard are identified in clause 4.