The SH Ex wire rope hoist is available for the gas explosion protection zones 1 and 2, as well as for the dust explosion protection zones 21 and 22.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of operators in Europe

The ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC stipulates the duties of operators and employers to protect employees at work in potentially explosive atmospheres. Operators are obligated to define technical and organisational measures to prevent explosions. For this they must, for example, estimate the potential hazard and explosion risk, ensure safe organisation of the work environment and classify the potentially explosive areas into zones in accordance with the applicable directives so as to deploy the devices, which are classed into categories, safely. They are further obligated to create and maintain an explosion protection document.

Directive 1999/92/EC naturally contains further requirements for effective implementation of explosion protection. After correct and proper commissioning of an installation, it must be monitored and serviced so that the installation is kept in a safe condition and all hazards can be ruled out. For this, the expert on site must have product-specific documents (rating plate, operating instructions, EC type examination certificate, EU declaration of conformity, etc.) and generally valid documents (regulations on industrial health and safety, TRBS technical code, standards, etc.) at his disposal. The complete product-specific documentation must be maintained and filed throughout the complete period of use of the operating equipment, and be available to the engineers and technicians tasked with maintenance work on it.

More information

How do explosions occur? How can they be reliably avoided? Sound background knowledge from our experts.

Know-how

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A leader in explosion-proof hoisting technology and crane components worldwide.

 Know-how

AS 7 Ex wire rope hoist

Explosion-proof products

The complete product range is a­vail­­able in explosion-proof design according to ATEX and IECEx.

 Explosion-proof products

Most countries have protective rules, laws, regulations and standards in place. We know them.

Legal principles

Requirements for operating equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres.

 Legal principles

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Principles

A summary of the physical and technical background.

 Principles