Safety training course
You will need to complete an online safety training before you can start to work at one of the PSI large scale user facilities.The training is integrated into the badge application procedure via the DUO system and needs to be completed every 2 years.
Safety instructions relevant for users of the PSI facilities
PSI requires that you and your coworkers comply with all the institute's safety rules and regulations while working on the premises. The main proposers (first authors) formally agree to this by checking the box on the proposal web form. With this you agree to this declaration.
The same holds for all visitors: during the badge application procedure you also need to comply with the PSI safety regulations.
Introduction into beamline specifics by your local contact
Before you can start with your experiment you will get an introduction into the safety relevant specifics of the respective beamline by your local contact. A short protocol of that introduction must be signed by the user group leader who is also responsible to share that information with all members of the experimental team.
You can download the formsheet of the introduction protocol below:
Please find more information about the handling of radioactive samples here!
Please be aware that biological samples like tissue or proteins must fulfill bio-safety level 1 requirements. Otherwise they must not be handled at PSI.
If your proposed experiment involves animals please carefully study the guidelines for animal experiments. For further information please also contact the PSI animal welfare officer.
Contact the specialists
If you intend to work with other possibly dangerous materials and/or devices (cryogenics, laser, biologicals etc.) you (together with your local contact) are required to contact the local PSI safety specialists.