ESD Electro- Static Discharge
Electro-static discharge or (ESD) occurs when two bodies of different electrical charges come into contact with each other and then separate. This often takes the form of a spark and it occurs in a fraction of a second. We have all experienced this at some time, often when shaking hands with someone and it usually results in a brief unpleasant shock. Unfortunately, this occurrence can also cause expensive damage when a person is handling sensitive electronic components or equipment.
Now available from Trading Downunder Pty Ltd is the new ESD range of safety footwear from Gator and Aimont. Aptly named the Volt –HI for the boot and Volt –Lo for the shoe and Gator Rebound, these new range offers enhanced anti-static discharge capabilities. When these styles are worn, the wearer discharges any build-up of static electricity when their feet are in contact with the floor, thereby protecting themselves and sensitive equipment in the work environment.
Apart from the specific EDS features the footwear is extremely stylish and comfortable. Full grain leather and nubuck uppers, combined with the anti-abrasion toe cap protection, will keep these styles looking their best for some time. A composite toe cap makes the footwear extremely lightweight. The classic dual density polyurethane sole with built in shock absorber, combined with a breathable lining and inner sole, provides enhanced comfort. The Aimont and Gator ESD range is certified to Australian Standards AS/NZ 2210.3