Electrostatics – Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications – Footwear
|Publication Date:||1 December 2017|
|ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general):||29.020|
|ICS Code (Footwear):||61.060|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to electricity and magnetism):||17.220.99|
This part of IEC 61340 describes a test method for determining the electrical resistance of footwear (shoes, slippers or booties) used in the control of electrostatic potential on people. This document is suitable for use by the manufacturer of footwear as well as the end user. A method for measuring the electrical resistance of footwear alone is described and serves as a qualification test or an acceptance test for new footwear, or as a periodic test of in-use footwear.
Although this document does not include requirements for personal safety, footwear used within the scope of this document in all places of work is regulated by the relevant local statutory requirements regarding the health and safety of all persons.
Insulating footwear is not included within the scope of this document although the electrical resistance measurement techniques can be applicable.