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PRE-PAMM: How can I add an item to the list of jobs for a PAMM?

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How can I add an item to the list of jobs for a PAMM?


​How can I add an item to the list of jobs for a PAMM?


As soon as you know you want to work in the tunnel, contact the FACET User Manager Christine Clarke and explain what you would like to do before COB on the Thursday before the upcoming access. Christine needs to know approximate duration and some details of the work especially location and number of people. This puts the work on the schedule. Christinewill let you know the date the work is scheduled.


On the Thursday before the access/scheduled work, send Christine the written procedure for the work.

The procedure should include the following details:

  • Purpose/goal for the work
  • Number of people involved (give names if known)
  • Steps for the work (with time duration estimates per step and in total)
  • Hazards involved and safety measures that must be taken

The level of detail for the work should increase with its complexity and whether the job is "new" rather than routinely performed. Routine and simple jobs may only be briefly described.

Examples of good proceedures can be found here and here. These are written by two very different user groups in very different styles but both show good planning.

The main purpose of this procedure is for you, the user. It should be written in the format you find easiest to work to. Writing it should be a good exercise for you that ensures safe and successful tunnel work.
A generic safety analysis for experiments in FACET can be found here. This can be useful to consult when you plan your work though please do not copy and paste hazards/mitigations - only write the key points that actually pertain to your work and are useful in the execution of it. Complex experiments such as E300 have their own safety analyses (including beryllium windows, laser etc) and all workers should understand the hazards of their own hardware.

User groups who routinely write procedures are more successful on their PAMM days. Experienced user groups can attest to this!


Version: 10.0
Created at 5/14/2012 3:35 PM by Bharadwaj, Vinod Kumar
Last modified at 7/30/2020 6:54 PM by Clarke, Christine

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