Professional ESD Training

ESD Training



  •   Free of charge
  •   No strings attached
  •   Available at our facility, in house or online
  •   Personalised to the individual company’s requirements
  •   Live demonstrations of Training Theory
  •   Reduce Cost
  •   Increase ESD Awareness
  •   Q and A with attendees

Why take part in ESD Training?

People pose the biggest threat to ESD sensitive components. However, when properly trained, operators can become the key weapon in the fight against ESD. Training is a requirement of both the European IEC 61340-5-1 and the North American S20.20 standards; per IEC 61340-5-1 “Training is an essential part of an ESD control program in order to ensure that the personnel involved understand the equipment and procedures they are to use in order to be in compliance with the ESD control program plan. Training is also essential in raising awareness and understanding of ESD issues. Without training, personnel are often a major source of ESD risk. With training, they become an effective first line of defence against ESD damage.” [IEC 61340-5-1:2016, Introduction]

What are the requirements?

  • ESD training needs to be provided to everyone who handles ESD sensitive devices – that includes managers, supervisors, subcontractors, visitors, cleaners, and even temporary personnel.
  • Training must be given at the beginning of employment BEFORE personnel handle ESD Sensitive Devices and in regular intervals thereafter.
  • Training should be conducted on proper compliance verification procedures and on the proper use of equipment used for verification.

What will the training cover?

  • Introduction to the requirements
  • Safety
  • What is Static Electricity
  • What is Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Types of Materials
  • Harmful effects of ESD on electronics
  • Cost of ESD failures
  • Types of ESD Damage
  • How to control ESD
  • Question Time
  • Live demonstrations on Static Generation, Types of Materials and the means of controlling ESD