Safety at SISSI

All information on safety can be found on the intranet, under "activities", prevention and safety. We encourage users and internal staff to consult the Prevention and Safety section of Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste website, where a comprehensive collection of procedures and safety instructions can be found. You will also find instructions on how to manage an emergency, first aid numbers, as well as a dedicated page on COVID-19.


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In accordance with Circolare 15/2020, all workers operating at the beamline must observe to the following rules:

  1. Maintain a safe distance of at least 1m and minimize contact with other persons.
  2. Coordinate work in order to reduce contact times. Split the work into shifts or into separate days whenever possible.
  3. Always carry a surgical-type mask with you and wear it whenever a distance of at least 1m cannot be maintained.
  4. A maximum number of two persons (including, when authorized, external users) may work at each beamline experimental station and in ventilated rooms (experimental hutches, laboratories) without masks as long as a distance of at least 1m can be maintained. Whenever more than two people are needed to perform an experiment, a preliminary authorization should be obtained from the group coordinators.
  5. Masks must not be shared. Used surgical-type masks must be discarded in the dedicated bins. Information on bin locations can be found here.
  6. Wash hands with soap regularly following the established rules. In addition, hand sanitizer dispensers can be found on site.
  7. The equipment shared by multiple persons has to be cleaned with disinfectants before and after each use. Whenever that is not possible, gloves will have to be worn by each researcher.
The SISSI beamline is equipped with a bottle of Meliseptol Rapid disinfectant. This product must be used to clean and disinfect the control table, keyboard, mouse, trackball and all other equipment that is frequently used in experiments. Cleaning has to be done before starting a shift as well as when concluding it. For all the devices that are used by multiple people and that can not be cleaned with cemical agents, gloves have to be dressed for their manipulation.
Special attention has to be devoted to the use of microscopes: wear safety glasses when working at a microscope.

The SPP (Servizio Prevenzione e Protezione) can provide all workers on site with a set of 5 surgical-type masks. Additional information can be found here.

Work stations

A presence of a maximum of two people per beamline is allowed. Operating at the same time at SISSI-Bio and SISSI-Mat, SISSI-Mat and SISSI-Nano as well as at SISSI-BOFF and SISSI-Mat or SISSI-Bio is allowed. Due to space constraints, working at the same time at SISSI-Bio and SISSI-Nano is forbidden. One single person can work at the computer station at SISSI entrance. Beamline doors (main entrance and back door to APE beamline) must be kept open, in order to guarantee a proper ventilation of the experimental hutch. Door with panic bar (to BACH beamline) can be kept open when laser sources are off. Worstation images can be seen in the picture below.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2020 17:24