Access to the ISOLDE Facility
For details of safety issues related to accessing the ISOLDE facility please click here.
General Safety Information
Some useful information concerning safety for CERN experiments can be found here .
A list of safety-related persons responsible for ISOLDE installations and buildings (ISOLDE hall, bldg 275, 508), together with the description of their responsibilities can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are not certain whom to contact in a given situation, ask the ISOLDE Physics Coordinator. For all safety contacts in the EP department, see https://ep-th-safety.web.cern.ch/.
EXSO (Experimental Safety Officer) for all ISOLDE experiments: ISOLDE Physics Coordinator - Karl Johnston
"Local EXSO", Safety Link Person for fixed installations: safety responsible for a given experiment, see the pdf file below
DSO (Departmental Safety Officer): EP dept. - Olga Beltramello (EP- ADSO for ISOLDE experiments - Laura Rowland) , BEams dept. - Christelle Gaignant, SYstems department - Anne Funken
RSO (Radioprotection Safety Officer): EP dept.- Federico Ravotti, BEams dept. - xxxx
RPO (Radiation Protection Officer): Alexandre Dorsival, Elodie Aubert
TSO (Territorial Safety Officer): Simon Mataguez(170); Karl Johnston (508 & 275)
LSO (Laser Safety Officer): EP dept. - Jan Troska , SYstems dept. - Bruce Marsh
For ISOLDE Users several courses are offered which are related to safety. Those marked mandatory are required for access to the ISOLDE hall (in addition to generally required CERN safety courses e.g. "Safety at CERN", "Emergency Evacuation", "Covid-19 - Health & Safety Measures at CERN", "Radiation Protection - Awareness", "Radiation Protection - Supervised Area", "Electrical Safety - Awareness - Fundamentals" and "Electrical Safety - Awareness - Facilities"; for the complete list of pre-requisite courses to access a CERN beam facility, check the CERN LMS page).
- ISOLDE - Experimental Hall - Radiation Protection - Handling (Mandatory)
- Electrical Safety - Working in EP Experiments (Mandatory)
- Habilitation Electrique (Non-electrician / Electrician Low Voltage / Electrician Low and High Voltage / Personnel carrying out tests in a lab or on a test bench) - Please consult guideline on LMS to determine which is the most suitable for your responsibilities. However, please note that the waiting list for these courses is long (6 months) so it is advised to sign up ASAP. It is recommended that each installation has at least one person holding a Habilitation Electrique.
- Radiation Protection - Controlled Area
- Cryogenic Safety - Fundamentals
- Laser - User
- Chemical Safety - Awareness
- Transport of Chemical Waste
- Working at Heights - Using a Harness
- Overhead Crane - Operator and Slinger
- Workplace First Aider (SST) - 2 days
- First Aid - Life-Saving Actions - 3 hours
For more information about the Safety Training offered at CERN please see https://hse.cern/services-support/safety-training .
To browse the catalogue of other Safety Training courses available at CERN, please see https://lms.cern.ch
Details of Radiation Protection at CERN can be found via http://hse.cern/services-support/radiation-protection .
Your local Radiation Protection contacts for ISOLDE can be found in the Local Contacts document at the bottom of this page.
Safety Clearance - Permanent / Long-Term Installations
Each installation requires EP Safety Clearance to operate. This shall be arranged with the EP Safety Office.
The Safety File for the installation shall be regularly updated on EDMS to capture evolution of the equipment and infrastructure. The Safety File shall also capture all relevant procedures and protocols related to the maintenance requirements, running of the installation and taking of data. The Safety File shall also capture any other relevant documentation (e.g. user manuals, risk assessments, inspection reports etc.).
New installations shall contact the EP Safety Office at the earliest possible opportunity.
Safety Clearance - Short Term (<3 weeks) Installations
Users with installations running for <3 weeks have to fill in the Initial Safety Information on Experiments at CERN (ISIEC) online: ISIEC Web Form (SSO Login required! - If it is your first connection, once you are logged in, click on PS/SPS TEMPORARY EXPERIMENTS → ISIEC / Safety Clearance).
This form should be sent at least 1 week in advance (depending on the hazards present) to schedule the Safety Clearance visit. Please make sure you have finished the installation of your set-up for the visit. For temporary installations running for >3 weeks, please send and email to the EP Safety Office. The EP Safety Clearance is mandatory in order to operate your set-up !
Chemical / Flammable Gas / Cryogenic Safety
If chemicals will be used, a chemical risk assessment (Solids and Liquids) shall be completed on CERES (N.B. Chemical Safety Awareness training should be completed before access can be requested).
For chemical gas usage or for the use of Cryogenics, an ODH Risk assessment shall be completed. Please contact the EP Chemical Safety Officer (Laura Rowland) for help with this.
For flammable gas usage contact the EP FGSOs, Letizia Di Giulio and Henric Wilkins.
For the use of Class 3 or 4 lasers, additional safety checks shall be completed. Please contact the LSO (Jan Troska) and the EP Safety Office to arrange this.
- Safety Codes
- Safety Files - EP (EDMS CERN-0000159971) / SY (EDMS HIE-ISOLDE | Safety Files | Project CERN-0000094166 and HIE-ISOLDE Safety File Descriptive Part | Document HIE-L-SF-0003 (v.1.0) (cern.ch) )
- Safety Rules
- Safety Organisation
- Installation Supervisors - Please see PDF document at the bottom of the page
In the event of an accident or incident occurring whilst on the CERN site an EDH declaration shall be submitted here.
Further information can be found here.
In case of emergency or incident, call the CERN Fire and Rescue Service: +41 22 76 7444 (Tel: 74444 from inside CERN).