Static Awareness

Training | Static Awareness

Contents of course

  • Why worry about Static?
  • Demo with Van de Graaff generator.
  • The atom and the electron

What is a conductor / insulator
Demo with the gold leaf electroscope.

  • Static Materials
  • Lightning and Static discharges
  • 2 ways to damage components

- current discharges
- static fields

  • A demo on how static can affect equipment.
  • Relative Humidity (RH)
  • The human body

How static can build up on our bodies. (This is the kernel of the talk)
Let us measure ourselves (RH dependent) a demo.

  • Can furniture build up static?
  • How to measure resistance.

Using a multimeter
Using an Ohms per square probe
How materials are classified for static dissipation.

  • The principles behind protection equipment

During the course a questionnaire will be handed out to see if people understand what is being said so that we can recap on parts that have not been understood fully.

The course is now ready to go into the realm of prevention of static damage.

  • Exposed components
  • Packaged components
  • What can you buy to protect your manufacturing area?
  • Periodic checking.
  • An indication of how static does damage or alters logic levels.
  • Further reading material.

The course comprises either half a day for trainers or just over 2 hours for operators. There is plenty to keep all participants interested and alert. The emphasis all through is to start the participants thinking so that they understand what Electrostatic Discharge is about and will consequently know how to deal with it in the workplace.


CE Mark and
FCC Specialists in the following :

  • Automotive
  • Communications Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Lighting
  • Media Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical Equipment
  • Power Supplies
  • Radar
  • Security Equipment
  • Windfarms
  • ... and so many more