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Itcan be argued that a grounding grids—and multipoint grounding in general—is the safest shock-hazard mitigation technique. These items are made of conductive mesh or sheets, and are used near pipelines, substations, transformers, large motors, computer stations, and high-voltage power lines. The intent is to provide several paths for electrical energy to find its way to ground. Several electronic components can be protected from a charge and kept at the same potential via a grounding grid. Commonly, singular ground conductors are intertwined.

Grounding grids limit potential differences between pieces of equipment, stop ground loops, reduce mains hum, and minimize touch potential. Grounding grids are critical in static discharge and lightning protection. Grounding grids, mats, and sheets are typically made of copper-clad wire with brazed intersections.