PRESS RELEASE: DEKRA, the first accredited lab in Spain to calibrate antistatic wrist strap and footwear testers

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PRESS RELEASE: DEKRA, the first accredited lab in Spain to calibrate antistatic wrist strap and footwear testers

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Malaga, December 22, 2022.

DEKRA has been accredited by ENAC (National Accreditation Entity) as a calibration laboratory in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard for the calibration of antistatic wristband and footwear testing devices, becoming the first accredited laboratory in Spain to carry out this exercise

There are spaces in which surfaces, devices, objects and people are susceptible to electrostatic discharge (ESD), so it is essential to establish an electrostatic protected area (EPA) where security measures are established to prevent irreparable damage. in equipment and affect people's health. In these protected areas, workers must wear appropriate clothing to protect them from possible discharges. For this reason, it is also advisable to implement security measures both at the entrance and exit of the EPA zone. To do this, control and verification devices are used to verify that the clothing and footwear of the operators provide them with the proper protection to work in said environment, as well as to identify possible failures or anomalies that may compromise their safety. These testers also require be examined periodically to ensure that the device continues to operate accurately and effectively when performing kit checks, so it is necessary to submit them to calibration to evaluate their correct operation." An ESD detector or tester that can indicate when the devices stop By maintaining its antistatic qualities, it helps to safeguard both the safety of your employees (for example, in explosive atmosphere or ATEX zones) and that of your equipment Periodic testing of EPA zones and of protection systems against electrostatic discharge such as wristbands, shoes, work surfaces, and l Soils have become requirements supported by the IEC 61340-5-1:2016 standard. At DEKRA we are pleased to be the first laboratory accredited by ENAC in Spain to offer calibration services for ESD testers for footwear and wristbands", said Francisco Cañas, director of the Regulatory Safety division of DEKRA Testing and Certification S.A.U. Likewise, DEKRA also offers services calibration services to ensure that products comply with current regulations and function as expected.From accredited calibration services, calibration plan design and management, to on-site calibration services and online calibration services.For more information, contact DEKRA.About DEKRA DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years.Founded in 1925 in Berlin as the German Motor Vehicle Inspection Association e.V., it is today one of the leading expert organizations in the DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the operating business of the group. 2021, DEKRA generated a total turnover of almost 3.5 billion euros. The company currently employs nearly 48,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With services of qualified and independent experts, DEKRA works with the aim of guaranteeing safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims management services, industrial and building inspections, security consulting, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company's 100th anniversary in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now among the top one percent of companies for corporate sustainability.

Contact Contact name: Alberto Parada Contact description: DEKRA Testing