Anti Static Flooring Solutions from RESPOL
Making the right flooring choice for your industry is extremely important to ensure your workers are protected, your business runs smoothly, and that it will last for years to come. RESPOL are experts in industrial flooring solutions, including anti-static and static dissipative systems. Read below to find out whether an anti-static system would be suited to your application.
What is ESD?
Electrostatic discharge, known as ESD, is a common challenge for many industries. Wherever there is static, there is also discharge. This is the result of an electrostatic build up that has not been dissipated or dispersed. Build up can occur by a few commonplace activities that are unavoidable such as walking and touching things. In a busy work environment with a large staff cohort, it is easy to see how ESD could pose an issue.
What are the risks?
Many industries are at risk of an ESD event. Electrostatic discharge is particularly damaging to electrical equipment and computers as it could cause melting, burning, or even create small holes in the mechanics of the machine. This can have a very serious effect in medical applications where ESD has caused important medical equipment to fail. It also leaves business owners with costly bills as they need to fork out money to cover the cost of the damage done.
More serious than broken equipment is the risk posed to personnel. Injury or even loss of life can occur due to shock or explosion. Even a small spark from an electrostatic discharge poses a risk of ignition. For those that work with chemical or solvents on a daily basis, the potential for a fire to break out is a real threat to the health and safety of staff.
What is the solution?
Thankfully, there is a solution. Anti-static epoxy flooring utilises conductive elements within the material of the floor to actively help dissipate static and prevent build up. This creates a safe, static-controlled environment, even in sensitive environments.
Anti-static flooring provides a variety of benefits to businesses:
- Protected computer equipment and machinery
- Protected staff, visitors, and personnel from risk of shock, fire, and injury
- More effective solution that tiles or mats, providing long-term durability
- Seamless and non-slip finish for additional safety and protection
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Saved money and downtime on the cost of fixing damaged equipment
Where is anti-static flooring recommended?
Many industries will benefit from the increased safety that static dissipative flooring provides users.
Recommended industries include:
- Electronics and electrical
- Manufacturing and general warehousing
- Clean rooms
- Automotive and aerospace
RESPOL can design, prepare, and install your new ESD safe flooring system, offering you a complete one-stop service for all of your flooring needs. Our flooring solutions are custom-tailored to your exact requirements and can be installed with additional benefits such as chemical resistance and low slip qualities.
For a durable, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing finish, trust RESPOL for anti-static flooring solutions. Call us on 01952 740 400 or get in touch with us here to request a quote.