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Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours, or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance mixed with air then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Preventing release of dangerous substances and controlling potential sources of ignition are two widely used ways of reducing risk.



  • If you manufacture a product that is to be used in a potentially explosive environment and you want to sell in the European Union, then you will need to apply the CE and Ex mark on it.
  • The ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive covers both electrical and mechanical equipment which is split into two categories of equipment, Group I mining & Group II above ground.
  • Our lodgment is for mechanical non electrical equipment which are capable of causing their own source of ignition.

All standard Red Rooster Lifting air 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 Lifting’s lodgement COV0912421/1 filed with Lloyds Register covers the range of ATEX units we manufacture.
The TMH, TCR, TNC & TCS ranges of air hoists are heavy duty units with a wide range of uses in a variety of industries all over the world. The ATEX range of air 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 Lifting air 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.

Our ATEX range also extends to manual chain hoists from KITO in capacities from 500 kg to 50 tonne.