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How To Access

In order to have access to LNS there are simple procedures to be followed, basically consisting in some forms to be filled in.

This procedures concerns:

  • Those who perform (even occasionally) and for any reason, activities with ionizing radiation risk;

  • People taking part in experiments, research groups or guests who use the LNS facilities (Accelerators, experimental apparata, TestSite CT or Portopalo di Capo Passero, etc.) even if they don't performs activities with radiation risk.

The form must be filled in and signed with handwritten signature by the employer and sent by post or PEC. If it is transmitted by ordinary e-mail, the signature must be electronically certified. The forms, filled in and signed, must be submitted to LNS via email to ufficio protocollo and, in case of radiation activities, to  servizio di radioprotezione, at least 20 days before the user's programmed activity starts. It will not be granted access if the modules are not delivered in time before the activity or whether they are incomplete or incorrect.

Occasional visitors who performs activity during periods shorter than a week and do not use LNS structures or who come to LNS during guided tours, seminars, meetings, workshops, conferences, etc. do not need to produce any documentation, but rather they will simply provide a personal identification document to the gateman at the LNS entrance, indicating a reference person (LNS personnel or affiliate) to be contacted.

The forms are:

For guests not affiliated to any INFN department:

Encl. 1: Request for access authorization, to be written on the home university/institution letterhead.

For INFN and affiliated personnel:

Encl. 2: Request for access authorization, to be filled in and signed in each relevant part.

Moreover, INFN and affiliated personnel, for whom their INFN department has signed an agreement with their respective employers to ensure radiation protection (whichever their risk classification) must hand in a copy of their personal radiation protection record, updated to the new legal provisions, filled and undersigned by their home INFN director and by their Radioprotection Expert, reporting LNS as external work location involving ionizing radiation risk. In case of a new period at LNS such record will not be needed if no change has occurred in the meantime.

We remark that, for exposed (classified B/A) workers, according to D.Lgs. 101/2020, must be indicated the expiring date of the ionizing radiation risk medical fitness.

For all external Italian workers or other guest workers of the LNS, who will carry out activities in classified areas or other activities involving ionizing radiation risk , whichever their risk classification, reference is made to the document / agreement link LNS/RADIOP/22122020 between the LNS and their respective employers.

The request for access can also be demanded for a period including several experiments (not after the end of the calendar year following the submission of the request). In any case, any change to the data reported must be immediately communicated.

Guests of the LNS Guesthouse please refer to the procedures for guests not affiliated to any INFN department and for the INFN-affiliated personnel.

Additional info about radiation protection procedures at LNS can be found in this link.

For additional details please contact the Director's Service.

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