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Unit: ESD floors

LMFFL3308A: Install anti-static resilient floor coverings
LMFFL3309A: Install conductive resilient floor coverings

ESD floors

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There are some situations where electrostatic discharge (ESD) inside a room can cause problems.

ESD occurs when there is a sudden flow of electricity between two objects.

You can generate static electricity by rubbing certain materials together, or scraping a chair on the floor, or even walking across a floor if your shoes and the floor surface are made of particular materials.

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Before you undertake this unit

The content material in this unit follows on from the topics covered in the following two units:

Commercial vinyl

Lay flat vinyl.

If you haven't already completed these units, you should go to them now and read up on general techniques of installing resilient sheet products, along with the discussions on safety, adhesives and tools.

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There are three lessons in this unit:

  1. Static electricity in floors

  2. Anti-static flooring

  3. Conductive flooring.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment. This is designed to test your knowledge of the specific installation techniques that apply to resilient floor coverings used in ESD environments.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

The Just for fun exercise let's you check your knowledge of different ESD floors and their main uses.

Practical demonstrations

Your final assessment of competency in this unit will include demonstrations of your ability to install ESD flooring. To help you get ready for these hands-on assessment activities, have a look at the 'Practical demonstration checklist' by clicking on the link below:

Practical demonstration checklist

Your trainer may ask you to keep a log book of the work you do on-the-job that relates to these tasks. This will help them to see whether you have had sufficient practice in the full range of activities needed to satisfy the competency requirements, and to determine when you'll be ready to undertake the assessment events.

Select the link below to go to the first lesson of this unit.

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