Author: Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Berndt Company: B.E.STAT European ESD Competence Centre Date Published: 10/13/2013
Abstract: In the meantime, the ESD concept is cut down more and more on one single part, the ESD requirements to work places. Current standards are limited to a concept or an ESD control program for the person and the workplace. ESD workplace equipment is still optional here. However, a complete ESD control system has to be created that includes the person, workplaces, automatic production as well as transportation. In detail, the requirements for a person are set out in the standards. The workplace equipment must be written down in a list of demands and not as optional solutions. Additionally, the requirements for machinery, equipment, tools, etc. have to be included. Nevertheless, the biggest differences do occur on the requirements for packaging and transport. This is discretionary of the user and it is set to his criteria. In this paper, a proposal for a comprehensive ESD concept is given. Especially people in small and medium enterprises are hopelessly over-challenged with the creation of an ESD concept. The proposed integrated concept can be implemented entirely and meets the current state-of-theart ESD requirements.
ESD, ESD concept, ESD requirements, ESD control system, workplace