Project & Experiment Safety Support
At CERN we develop and exploit a variety of projects that are necessary for the Organisation. Such projects may include new research or beam facilities, experiments, industrial or tertiary installations, as well as maintenance and consolidation activities. The Project and Experiment Safety Support service provides project leaders and other safety officers with a dedicated support structure that helps them fulfil their roles and responsibilities with respect to safety, by ensuring that safety aspects are taken into account from the earliest stage of each project. The support activities provided include hazard identification, provision of a tailored list of the required safety documents, ensuring compliance with the requirements, and implementation of technical and organisational risk control measures.
The support required depends on the type of project/experiment concerned and is normally provided by an “HSE Correspondent”, who is usually a member of the HSE-OHS group. This person is in contact with the project leader in order to coordinate all the different safety aspects in conjunction with the HSE specialists.
In general terms, the HSE correspondent, once appointed, will:
- Meet with the project leader and, jointly, identify the preliminary hazards generated by the project – this step is called the Launch Safety Discussion.
- Meet the different HSE specialists and, based on the information mentioned above, identify the Safety requirements applicable to the project concerned;
- Provide the project leader with a tailored document called the Launch Safety Agreement (LSA), which lists listing the applicable Safety requirements and the documentation required to demonstrate compliance with the requirements.
- Assist the project leader in implementing Safety requirements thoroughout the project’s life-cycle
Activity Leaders: André HENRIQUES
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