MICE Shifter pre-Shift Instructions

Paul Harrison, 21st Sep. 2009 (Revised 18th Nov. 2009).
Henry Nebrensky revised 26th Nov. 2009, 18th Aug. 2011, 13th May 2012, 22nd Aug.2012

  1. At least a week before your first MICE shift
  2. On Any Day Before Your First Shift
  3. On the Day of Your First Shift
  4. Duties of a Shifter
  5. General

Here is a list of things you will need to do before you do a MICE shift. They start at least a week before your first shift, so please take note and act early.

It would be helpful to attend a session of running in advance of your first scheduled shift since it will then be less disruptive to train you in the operation of the magnets and detectors, as there will hopefully be an experienced shifter available to assist.

1. At least a week before your first MICE shift

You should contact the following people, both to make yourself known to them (if you are not known to them already) and so that they can initiate certain actions on your behalf.

On Any Monday Before Your First Shift

You will need to come to RAL on a Monday before the day of your first shift, to attend the RAL Site Safety Induction at 09:30. Rose Hayes or Debbie Loader can book a place for you. This course needs to be retaken every five years.

2. On Any Day Before Your First Shift

Report first to either Rose Hayes in her office (building R1, room 2.23) or Debbie Loader (room 2.25). She will arrange a site pass for you and take you to various other people for the following:

3. On the Day of Your First Shift

4. Duties of a Shifter

Shifter duties include:

There is a (red) ring binder of detailed directions for shifters containing manuals for operating all the relevant aspects of the MICE experiment. It should be kept in the MICE Control Room. (If the instructions aren't in the binder, you probably shouldn't be doing it!)

5. General

Some of the above details are also given on the MICE "visitors to RAL" website: http://www.mice.iit.edu/mico/visitors/

After your stint, please remember to return your radiation badge to the Health Physics office and leave the Instructions for Shifters binder in the MICE Control Room.


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