ESD shoes should be a fundamental consideration for your ESD needs, especially since there are a huge number of different anti static products available on the market. These anti static products help a business’ workers stay safe from the dangers of electrostatic discharge. However, a major limitation is that they are only effective when the user or wearer is directly in contact with the product.
ESD safety shoes represent an alternative to the traditional anti static products. But could your business and workers benefit from investing in premium quality ESD shoes? How can grounding shoes help your workers stay safe while in the workplace?
What are ESD Shoes?
Though a relatively simple creation, many people do not actually understand what ESD shoes are. In short—they aren’t’ that different to your workers’ normal shoes. In fact, the only noticeable difference between normal shoes and quality ESD safety shoes should be the components from which the shoe is made.
Well made ESD footwear need to serve two purposes. It is essential, of course, that ESD shoes are practical for your workers to wear. What would be the point in buying shoes for your workers if they were uncomfortable? This is especially the case for workers who are on their feet all day, or a lot of the time. As such, premium ESD safety shoes should be well fitted and comfortable, and should not rub or otherwise cause discomfort. At the same time, they should be strong enough to be able to stand up to the pressure placed on them by the demands of a busy workplace.
However, there is another important feature of ESD safety shoes, and this—naturally—is the static dissipative properties. Not to be confused with anti static shoes which do not dissipate static but just do not generate static. ESD shoes in particular are especially useful to this end. Unlike some other forms of ESD products, where the products will only be effective if the worker is in contact with the item, this shouldn’t be a consideration for earthing shoes. Indeed, your workers shouldn’t need to take off their shoes while in the workplace. As such, ESD footwear can offer your team with an unparalleled level of protection and saves the user the hassle of wearing ESD heel straps on top of their ordinary shoes.
Choosing the Right ESD Footwear
As an employer, it is imperative that you consider how ESD footwear could help to protect your workers. Indeed, the fact that your workers won’t need to take their ESD safety shoes off will likely mean that they will have continued protection against electrostatic discharges.
Here at Anti-Static ESD, we have a range of different products designed for ESD protection. Whatever your workers need, we can surely help! So, let our team offer you with the perfect ESD trainers and ESD safety shoes today.