ATEX DIRECTIVE
(HOISTS, WINCHES)

All standard Red Rooster pneumatic hoists and trolleys from 250 kg to 50 tonne can be certified for use in ZONE 2 areas and with additional protection built into the hoist they can be certified for ZONE 1 use.




ATEX comes from the French words “ATmosphéres EXplosibles” which is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres. The aim of the directive 94/9/EC is to allow free trade of ATEX equipment within the EU. Some other parts of the world do not have regulations on non electrical equipment in explosive areas and have also adopted the ATEX directive.

- Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) is for the manufacturers of equipment used in explosive atmospheres.
 
- Directive 99/92/EC (ATEX 137) is for the health and safety protection of workers and manufacturers of installations within a potentially explosive atmosphere. 
 
In the UK Directive 99/92/EC has been put into effect through regulations 7 and 11 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). This applies to most workplaces where an explosion may occur, so employers must carry out risk assessments to classify different Zones to ensure that the correct equipment can be selected for that specific area. These risk assessments should be kept on file and the classification for that area passed on to manufacturers or suppliers when selecting the correct equipment. This equipment should be of the same or higher classification.

All standard Red Rooster pneumatic hoists and trolleys from 250 kg to 50 tonne can be certified for use in ZONE 2 areas and with additional protection built into the hoist they can be certified for ZONE 1 use. The preparation work required to be carried out on our hoists varies on the protection level requested by the customer. With the information on where the hoist will be operating we prepare hoists to be suitable for the zone, gas group and temperature rating.
 
Red Rooster's lodgement COV0912421/1 filed with Lloyds Register covers the range of ATEX units we manufacture.
 
The TCR, TNC & TCS ranges of hoists are heavy duty units with a wide range of uses in a variety of industries all over the world. The ATEX range of hoists are built to stand up to different environments making them safe to use in explosive atmospheres. 
 
Depending on the classification we bronze spray hooks, fit stainless steel safety catches, use either zinc plated or stainless steel load chain and fit stainless steel chain collectors.
 
Red Rooster pneumatic trolleys, geared trolleys and push trolleys are fitted with bronze wheels, bronze anti-tip rollers, rubber buffers and air trolleys have ATEX rated air motors, gearboxes and valves. Our trolleys are suitable for a range of beam sizes and profiles, with rack and pinion, beam brake, low headroom and ultra low headroom units available in most capacities. 
 
We also do a range of ATEX pneumatic wire rope hoists built to suit customer requirements. These hoist units have been fully converted to air powered units from ATEX certified parts covered by our risk assessment for the process and parts used in manufacture.
 
Our range of ATEX overhead cranes are manufactured to order with capacities from 250 kg to 20 tonne, which can be supplied as push travel, geared travel or pneumatic cranes. The cranes can be supplied complete or in kit form for final assembly on site with various designs of overhead cranes and swing jibs available or designed to order. 
 
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