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ATEX Forklift Attachments – Spark Resistant and Atex Rated Forklift Attachments

If you are using your forklift attachment or piece of material handling equipment in a potentially hazardous and explosive atmosphere, then you must ensure that your equipment will not cause an explosion during routine operation. Hazardous areas exist where a potentially explosive mix of air and flammable gasses or air and dust or air, dust and gasses may occur.

In such environments, your forklift attachment or material handling equipment must be ATEX certified as required by the EU directive 94/9/EC (more commonly known as the ATEX directive)

Under the ATEX directive, hazardous areas are divided into Zones according to the likelihood of a potentially explosive atmosphere being present

With a growing portfolio of ATEX approved forklift attachments and material handling solutions, we have experience in manufacturing our forklift attachments to conform to the stringent requirements needed for working in such hazardous and explosion proof environments.

From drum handlers to fork extensions, Zone 0 to Zone 22, we can manufacture our attachments entirely from spark proof stainless steel, fully certificated to comply with the ATEX Directive.

For an explanation of the different Zone classifications, please refer to the information below, and if you need an attachment for working in any of these hazardous zones, then please do not hesitate to contact ourselves, we would be happy to help

A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is present continuously, for longer periods, or frequently.

A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.

A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form or gas, vapour or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period.

A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is present continuously, for long periods, or frequently.

A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.

A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.

You can be assured our ATEX certified attachments;

  • Will be manufactured entirely from spark proof stainless steel
  • Will come ‘CE’ marked
  • Will bear the Distinctive ATEX mark (EX in hexagon)

”We approached Contact with a request for a bespoke FLT drum handling attachment, which needed to be fully ATEX compliant (zone 2). We received an excellent, bespoke  piece of equipment that was tailored to our requirements. Top quality workmanship and service from a superb supplier.“

Andrew Kelleher, Project Manager, Qualitech Environmental Services

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