The ideal way fo grounding a person fro ESD control purposes is to use dedicated ESD Conforming Shoes. As an alternaive ESD Heel Grounders are often used. Anti Static Heel Grounders work by creating a path to ground from the operator via the ESD Heel Strap to the floor.
The ESD Heel Strap has one section stuck inside the wearers shoe in contact via thier skin or sock and a section loops around the heel of the footwear.
We have available disposable ESD Heel Straps or Re-usable ESD Heel Straps. The disposable straps are just that, they are single use ESD Heel Straps and are thrown away after a single use. These are ideal for visitors to your ESD/ EPA Area. The Reusable ESD Heel Straps are much tougher and designed to be used over and over again. These are aimed at operators and workers in your ESD/ EPA Area whom will need to wear the heel strap for days on end.
Please Note: CLC/TR 61340-5-2:2008 User guide Footwear clause 220.127.116.11.1 Heel and toe grounders:
“Heel and toe grounders should be worn on each foot. If worn improperly, heel and toe grounders become ineffective. … It is important that the conductive ribbon has good electrical contact with the person’s body through direct contact with the person’s skin or by connection through the person’s socks.”