ESD Training Courses

ESD Training

ESD Training

Sample Training CertificateSSE has been running ESD training courses for many years and with time they have evolved and developed to keep up to date with new advances in ESD technology and the changing European and American Standards.

The SSE training courses are full of practical demonstrations and always include participation from the delegates. They avoid detailed theoretical debate and analysis and concentrate on easy and straightforward solutions to real problems.

Training can either be carried out on site or customers can make use of our in house training facilities at Static Safe Environments.

Following discussions with the customer, SSE will design a training programme taking the delegates’ knowledge and experience into consideration, rather than just delivering a standard presentation.

SSE’s on-site training courses (Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge) are typically designed to cater for up to 15 delegates and customers pay a rate for the course and not a rate per delegate. Delegates will receive a training pack and each delegate will be awarded a certificate on completion which can form part of ESD control programme records as evidence of training for external audits.

Because of the limited availability of top quality, practical ESD training, the demand on SSE’s training services is very high and it is recommended that you contact our training co-ordinator, Sue Hancocks to discuss your requirements.

Our ESD Training Courses

For many years, SSE’s most frequently requested training course has been the half day “Introduction to ESD control” course – designed for people (maximum 25 delegates) who have no previous knowledge of ESD or who only possess a rudimentary or sketchy understanding of the subject. This has now been updated and relaunched for 2016 as ‘The Reality of ESD – Working in an EPA’

SSE now offer an extension to this course which will help you support the implementation of an effective ESD control programme.

From now on, up to 16 delegates who have attended the morning course can go on to attend an afternoon, ESD Co-ordinator level course ‘The Reality of ESD – ESD Programme Management’. This second session goes into more depth about the principles and practice of ESD control and is designed for people who will have some responsibility for implementing the company’s ESD programme. The course also covers the basics of compliance with modern ESD control standards BS EN 61340-5-1 and ANSI:S20:20, as well as audit requirements and basic ESD measurements.

Please phone our training co-ordinator Sue Hancocks 01384 898599 if you need details on this, or any of our other ESD Training Courses delivered by ESD expert, Dr Jeremy Smallwood.

This is SSE’s most popular and regularly requested training course.

It is designed for people who have no previous knowledge of ESD or who only possess a rudimentary or sketchy understanding of the subject.

In recent times, the course has been requested by individuals requiring some refresher training and particularly those who want to brought up to date with the changes made to the most recent version of BS EN 61340.

When the General Requirements of BS EN 61340 were published in 2007 followed by the User Guide in 2008, very specific reference was made to the appointment, duties and responsibilities of an ESD Co-ordinator.

The co-ordinator should be responsible for implementing the requirements of the Standard which includes establishing, documenting, maintaining and verifying the compliance of the company ESD control program.

The course is designed to ensure that the co-ordinator has a thorough ESD technical knowledge, knows how to use measuring equipment and interpret the results obtained and has the correct information to make sure the control program is maintained and enforced.

Static Safe Environments Ltd is a member of BSI and the Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESD Association) based in the USA.

Belonging to these two organisations gives SSE ready access to the latest national and international standards relating to all aspects of ESD.

BS EN 61340-5-1 :2007

“Electrostatics. Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena. General requirements.”

Published in May 2008, this standard was a substantial update and revision of the previous version which dated from 2001.

The standard applies to activities that involve electrical or electronic parts, assemblies or equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than 100 V human body model (HBM).

The principal purpose of the standard is to provide the administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program.

As no two companies are the same, the standard allows different blends of control measures to achieve an optimal ESD control program. It is stressed that the control measures are based on technical necessity and documented in an ESD control program plan.

PD CLC/TR 61340-5-2 :2008

“Electrostatics. Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena. User Guide”

The User Guide contains a large amount of practical information, including a sample ESD control program and is designed to be used in conjunction with BS EN 61340-5-1 General requirements.

The Guide is intended for individuals and organisations faced with the responsibility for controlling electrostatic discharge (ESD). The guidance provided can be used for developing, implementing and monitoring an ESD control program.

ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007

“Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices), Includes Change Notifications (2007, 2008).”

As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognised standards development organisation, the ESD Association has published more than 50 documents covering electrostatic discharge in the electronics environment.

ANSI/ESD S20.20 is similar in content to BS EN 61340 but certainly not identical and with some marked differences.

The standard provides administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program to protect electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to ESD damage from Human Body Model (HBM) discharges greater than 100 Volts.

ESD TR 20.20-2008 – ESD Handbook

This handbook has been specifically written to support the ANSI/ESD S20.20 ESD Control Program standard.

The 132 page book, which has been substantially revised and updated, focuses on providing guidance that can be used for developing, implementing and monitoring an ESD control program in accordance with the ANSI Standard.

Click to buy:

BS EN 61340-5-1 :2007 General Requirements
PD CLC/TR 61340-5-2 :2008 User Guide
ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts
ESD TR 20.20-2008 ESD Handbook
Contact the SSE Sales Office for information about other standards in the BSI, IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and ANSI ranges which relate to electrostatic discharge.

Training is an essential component of BS EN 61340 and in addition to the main European and American standards:

BS EN 61340-5-1 :2007 General Requirements
PD CLC/TR 61340-5-2 :2008 User Guide
ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts
ESD TR 20.20-2008 ESD Handbook

ESD awareness and training aids

SSE has a range of useful ESD awareness and training aids available to assist with informing and demonstrating the impact of electrostatic discharge.