Our company has moved in a new office recently.
The office is quite big space and our zone is separated with glass walls with metal frames:
Employees are sitting at tables that have cheap (ikea-like) wooden top and metal legs. My setup is iMac (metal body), external monitor (plastic), iMac connected to external monitor and also I have a metal dock station for iPhone (also metal).
So main problem is that we are constantly being zapped by static electricity by:
- door knob (metal)
- metal components of electric devices
- whiteboard with metal frame (hanging on the wall)
Recently we tried to solve this with humidifier. It was a small relief. Not a huge progress.
- Before humidifier even handshake literally every single time zapped us with static electricity
- Yesterday, I was alone in the office lately, I noticed lightning, during attaching iPhone to the dock. Lightning appeared before actual connection and had a length of 1cm estimately. After this, my external monitor went black for about 3 seconds.
I checked the voltage in plugs. It's exactly 220 (standard in Russia).
Also I am not sure about grounding in the office building. Seems like it's absent.
So the question is what we can do, to avoid zapping everywhere and avoid spoilage of electrical appliance?