Static electricity is produced when two materials are brought into frictional contact and then separated. Everyday examples include combing your hair or walking on carpet, putting on and taking off a jumper, moving around in a chair. No doubt you can think of many more examples.Intermittent groundingYou can prevent a static shock, or electro static discharge event, by touching the earthed NOSHOCK grounding mats on a regular basis. You will remove almost all of the static you have built up in your body so you won’t feel the effects of an electro static shock. All of the products on this page provide Intermittent Grounding to reduce the risk of personal static shocks.Continuous groundingThis is essential because when building, repairing, and upgrading computers, laptops and handling PCBs (printed circuit boards), the hardware engineer must be grounded at all times, and when mobility is not an issue, the components must be placed on a grounding mat to prevent catastrophic failure or latent damage. See our range of Continuous Grounding products if you need this level of prevention.