Education and Training

The requirements regarding the responsibility of the employee are increasing continuously. As a main emphasis the IEC 61340-5-1 standard: 2007 requires a sound employee training. Only the knowledge of the relationships and the interaction of all elements and their functions leads to a correct behavior of all those involved. This is essential in order to prevent ESD failures and the associated consequences such as damage, repair costs, loss of image etc.

The training modules listed below are taken from practice and are based on the current state of knowledge. They are updated continuously regarding the latest findings and standards. Experienced speakers, who have a rich fund of experience as ESD inspectors and Auditors, provide assurance that the training is interesting, practical and effective.

Our ESD training opportunities:

i-tec Consulting GmbH offers three different modules in the range of ESD:

A) Basic:                  ESD-Basics for Users

B) Advanced:          Expert Knowledge for ESD Representatives

C) Expert:                ESD for Auditors

Of course, individually tailored training can be offered. The courses can be carried out internally in i-tec´s own training room or externally at the customer´s. All specially needed equipment and training materials are provided by i-tec and are included in the registration fee. In case of external training in the premises of a company, the room and presentation equipment (projector, whiteboard etc.) has to be provided by the client. The offer is directed to companies that want to train and further qualify its professionals in the field of ESD, as well as directly to experts and interested parties who wish to gain some familiarity with the ESD issues. Ideally, the participants for classes B and C have a basic knowledge of electrical engineering. To participate in the Course A, no special knowledge is required.

 

A) Basic – ESD Basics for Users

Objectives

The participants will be imparted in a simple and clear way a sound basic knowledge of electrostatics and their failure mechanisms. They will be introduced to all necessary protective measures, the equipment and means of an ESD protection zone (EPA) in accordance with IEC EN 61340-5-1. They receive an overview about the tasks of an ESD officer, as well as the measurement methods and instruments for electrostatics. In a final performance review, the graduates demonstrate what they have learned. This is confirmed by a certificate.

Target Group

Course Content and Description

Duration

1 day

 

B) Advanced – Expert Knowledge for ESD Representatives

Objectives

The participants will receive extensive knowledge of tasks, roles and responsibilities in the ESD protection zone (EPA). Furthermore, the proper selection of protective materials, planning, organizing and conduction of audits and training courses will be taught. Through in-depth physical background knowledge, participants are specifically prepared to identify possible ESD damage sources safely. The necessary knowledge of Measurement and Testing Technology will be further expanded. By a final performance review the graduates demonstrate their acquired knowledge. This is confirmed by a certificate.

Target Group

Course Content and Description

Duration

2 days

 

C) Expert – ESD for Auditors

Objectives

The participants learn how to integrate ESD activities in QM systems. In addition, the review of the ESD protection measures according to the ESD standards is imparted. Requirements and appropriate verification measures from IEC EN 61340-5-1 are discussed in detail. By a final performance review the graduates demonstrate their acquired knowledge. This is confirmed by a certificate.

Target Group

Course Content and Description

Duration

2 days