A new standard related to ESD protection has been published

2024.06.03. 12:59

Learn about the changes in the IEC 61340-5-1 standard at our courses
The fresh 2024 version of the IEC 61340-5-1 standard has been published – follow the changes with us.

In May 2024, the IEC 61340-5-1 standard, which deals with the protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena, was changed.

The new version contains several important changes that may affect the ESD protection processes that have been developed in a company:

  • New definitions have been added to the document
  • Product qualification requirements have been updated
  • 5.3.3. subsection now refers to groundable ESD clothing systems
  • Table 2 relating to personnel grounding has been replaced
  • The concepts of „insulator” and „insulated conductor” have been clarified
  • Table 3 has been updated and new technical elements and requirements have been added, including a reference to IEC 61340-5-4 for compliance testing
  • A new table (Table 4) has been added as a summary of the requirements of IEC 61340-5-3, which includes the requirements for checking the conformity of packaging
  • Annex „A” has been replaced. The new Annex „A” already talks about the customization of the standard and helps the user with practical examples.

More information, source: https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/95114

If you would like to learn more about the details and consider the implications of the changes for your business, please contact Balázs Simig to discuss how we can help you:


Training & Audit

D és Tsa. Bt.
HUNGARY, 2600, Vác, Galcsek u. 8-10.
Tel.: 06 20 428 84 74
Fax: 06 27 200 835
Email: simig.balazs@destsa.hu

 It is also possible to participate in a training specifically aimed at explaining the changes to the IEC 61340-5-1 standard, or you can take part in our „normal” trainings, in which we also track the changes.

ESD training

 Stable specialized knowledge base
 Instructors with experience in electronics manufacturing
 Possibility of consultation even after training

Our company, D és Tsa Bt. is a licensed adult educator, our license number is B/2021/002311

We want to provide our customers comprehensive preventive service in the field of ESD product and work safety. We strengthen this with our extensive industrial education activities. Our industry-trained team of instructors strives to provide professional, workmanlike transfer of information. Based on consultation with the customers, we work to develop the most effective form and content of education for them, we organize our trainings with their needs in mind. As part of this, the customer also determines the educational target group, and we adjust the information transfer accordingly.

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We conduct our trainings with practical approach in order to
enable the participating employees to utilize the knowledge they have acquired as much as possible in „live” production environment.


Our trainings consist of several curriculum units and have a modular structure. We adapt to the needs and technology of the customer and the expectations of the current ESD standards. After completing our basic training, we issue a certificate of participation, and after the advanced and auditor training, we issue a certificate.


  • ESD basic training for operators
  • ESD basic training for production support workers
  • ESD specific education – EPA device technology (ESD footwear, ESD clothing, ESD flooring, ESD grounding systems, ESD packaging materials, ESD ionization, ESD compliance measurements)
  • Advanced ESD knowledge (for ESD coordinators and managers)
  • ESD internal and supplier auditor knowledge
  • ESD product and life safety
  • Electronics manufacturing process security