To safely handle electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive components, such as PCBs (printed circuit boards) or backplanes and motherboards it is always advisable to use anti-static gloves. The gloves are widely used in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and assembly applications.
RS Components offer a selection of high-quality gloves, glove liners, and finger cots to safely handle your sensitive electronic components.
Anti-static gloves are ideal for all electronic assembly work where skin contact may cause problems, such as when handling micro-electronics, PC and laptop repair or assembly, and packing areas where ESD may be a problem.
An ESD-sensitive device can experience a damaging discharge if touched, even if you're properly grounded. Increasing the electrical path's contact resistance is one way to control the speed of the discharge. An excellent way to accomplish this is by wearing anti-static, ESD safe gloves.