Regular testing of EPA’s (electrostatic discharge protected areas) to ensure their effectiveness has now become a requirement of the latest Standard.
In particular, static dissipative floors are referred to specifically. The User Guide developed to support BS EN 61340, which was published in 2008, states; “Periodic testing of floor materials is necessary…” and goes on to say, “However, a common guide would be to conduct these measurements at least once every three months”.
Periodic testing may be carried out by in-house personnel, using the appropriate equipment.
Click to see details of SSE’s ESD Survey Kit which comprises a digital field meter, megohmeter, combined temperature and humidity meter, test probes, extension test lead and foam lined carrying case.
Static Safe Environments is able to provide independent, third party testing and it is recommended that an annual external test be carried out as an adjunct to any routine in-house assessments.
SSE’s Technical Engineers are experienced at carrying out tests and following a successful visit, a Certificate of Compliance to the Standard and a report on the results will be issued.