For an embedded software engineer who is working and handling prototype boards (microcontroller systems, no crazy stuff like bare wafers or so):
What is a good ESD protection setup?
Background: I want to improve the ESD situation at the office. Right now there is no protection at all and we could clearly improve here. Then again we don't need 100% protection. If we can avoid most ESD issues it'll be fine.
On my list I have an ESD mat and some ESD trays to move boards from one desk to another.
Is a wrist strap essential? From my experience people just ignore these for various reasons even if the company tries to enforce the usage. One argument that I've heard is, that you'll be in contact with the grounded mat anyway, so the risk of a potential difference between you and the device you're working with has already been taking care off. The wrist strap adds no benefit.
Also, besides mat and trays, what would you consider to be the essential and practical equipment to have for the workplace?