The shock you get from touching a door handle won’t hurt you too much, but the same static shock can really damage your electronic components.
Here are our TOP TIPS to prevent damage to your computer:
- Wear a grounding kit containing a wrist strap with a cable and either a UK, Euro or a USA grounding plug. Wearing this kit will continuously ground you whilst working inside a PC. http://noshock.co.uk/esd-static-control/anti-static-esd-noshock-grounding-kit-wrist-strap-12ft-cable-and-uk-grounding-plug/
- Even better have a complete grounding kit containing an anti-static mat, wrist and cables plus a grounding a plug. The mat allows you safely place your electronic components on to. http://noshock.co.uk/esd-static-control/anti-static-esd-noshock-grounding-bench-mat-kit-uk-600-x-500mm/
- Wear a pair of ESD gloves with dotted palms, these gloves will prevent oils from your hands contaminating and eventually corroding the contact points of your PC board. i.e. graphics card etc. http://noshock.co.uk/esd-static-control/anti-static-esd-noshock-safe-gloves-pair/