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ESD Training

IEC61340-5-1 specifies that as a minimum, initial and recurrent ESD training shall be provided for all personnel who handle or come into contact with ESD susceptible devices (ESDS). Initial training must be provided before personnel handle ESDS.

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ESD Training Plan

It is a requirement of 61340-5-1 that an ESD Training Plan must be written. The ESD Training Plan must define

  • the personnel that are required to have ESD training

  • the type and frequency of training

  • a requirement for maintaining training records

  • where the records are stored.

  • methods used to ensure trainee comprehension and training adequacy

In practice, it is often a good idea to give ESD Training, appropriate to their job, to a wider range of personnel. For example

  • The ESD Coordinator and other personnel invoilved with setting up, maintaining and evaluating the ESD Program may need in-depth training on the principles and practice of ESD control, measurement methods, auditing techniques and other topics.

  • Cleaners may need training on specific cleaning methods for ESD control floors or work surfaces - and what not to touch in an EPA!

  • Managers may need training on the background and need for ESD Control and other topics related to their role.

  • Anyone who enters the EPA needs some sort of training - even if it's a simple do's and don'ts (e.g. for visitors) and instruction to wear appropriate ESD control garments or foot grounders - and not to touch things that shouldn't be touched!

An ESD training course normally includes;

  • Basic understanding of electrostatic charging and ESD

  • Special handling procedures and equipment used in the EPA

  • Wearing and testing personal grounding equipment

  • Identification of ESDS and understanding of ESDS sensitivity

  • The requirements of the ESD Program

  • ESD and safety requirements e.g. High voltage precautions

Terms and conditons

Terms and conditions of use of the ESD Guide

Reality of ESD Seminar

A great introduction to ESD for all personnel.

Achieving a highly effective ESD program

"From nil knowledge to budding expert in two days" as one delegate put it! An excellent seminar for anyone who is implementing or maintaining an ESD Program.

Site ESD Healthcheck

When you want an independent opinion on the state of your facility, or want to make improvements. Our expert spends a day with you on your site and sends you a comprehensive report.

How we can help

Just a few of the ways we can help you get the best from your ESD program.

Where to get standards

Where you can get the 61340-5-1 and other standards.