Most commonly called Switchboard matting, our non-conductive mats insulate workers, protecting them from deadly shocks generated by high voltage equipment.
These mats are tested and proven to have a high Dielectric strength. However, the maximum recommended voltage exposure is much less to provide a large margin of safety. This is important since the switchboard mats are true safety mats, designed to save employees lives.
Conductive mats are designed to protect sensitive equipment by quickly drawing the static off workers before they touch susceptible chemicals or apparatus. Humans quickly generate static electicity by walking or using chairs with casters. Then, with a simple touch, the electricity is passed to sensitive equipment such as computers. One shock can destroy internal micro-chips or cause a fire if in contact with flammable chemicals. To eliminate these hazards, we offer both Electricity Conductive and Static Dissipative mats. Conductive mats disperse the static electricity quicker than static dissipative mats. Therefore, the most basic rule of thumb is that Conductive mats should be used around very sensitive components. All conductive and dissipative matting must be grounded to be effective.