This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements, for asymmetrical wedge socket terminations for stranded steel wire ropes. Examples of the construction and sizes of two separate designs of asymmetric wedge sockets are given in informative annexes A and B. The informative annex C gives recommendations for safe use and inspection. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to asymmetric wedge sockets for terminations for steel wire ropes, when used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer. This standard applies to terminations of steel wire ropes with asymmetrical wedge sockets which are manufactured after the date of its publication. This standard does not cover rope fatigue.