I am a novice to electronics, and I am currently building a wooden workbench. The workbench will have an ESD bench mount and ESD matting over the entire bench.
I now want to have a small fold-out table (one of those cheap ones that you can buy from hardware stores), which has a plastic surface and metal frame/legs, next to the workbench. I will use this table for computer and pen and paper work. If my wrist strap is attached to the ESD bench mount, then is it safe for me to just "wheel" in my chair from one bench to the other, going from doing electronics and/or chemical work on one bench to computational and pen and paper work on the other?
Furthermore, with this setup, is it safe to have a laptop and/or pen and paper on the electronics workbench itself, and to work with that while I do electronics work?
Since the ESD bench mount is attached to the mains, I want to be sure that I'm not doing anything unsafe (both for myself and my electronics). I would greatly appreciate it if people would please take the time to advise me on this.