Successfully attending a CERN-specific radiation protection course is obligatory prior to working in Radiation Areas and required for obtaining a personal dosimeter. The course type is linked to the radiological classification of the area where you will be working. To identify the radiological classification of the area where the work will be performed, please consult to the RAISIN database (https://cern.ch/raisin - CERN account and login required).
A prerequisite for any work in any radiation area is to take the the course "Radiation protection awareness" on SIR : https://sir.cern.ch
Training for work in Supervised Radiation Areas
Personnel working in Supervised Radiation Areas only have to follow the e-learning training course for Supervised Radiation Areas. It is mandatory to complete the course prior to working in these areas. The course is available online on SIR:
https://sir.cern.ch "RP Training for CERN Supervised Radiation Areas"
The course will take about 20 minutes. If you have a CERN account you can access the online course from your computer.
Please note that the e-learning training course does not allow you to work in a Controlled Radiation Area (see below).
Training for work in Controlled Radiation Areas
Personnel working in Controlled Radiation Areas have to follow a full-day course, consisting of theoretical and practical parts treating different radiation protection aspects (physical basics, biological effects, regulations and rules, radiation protection principles, protection measures). Taking the course for controlled radiation areas automatically entitles you to work in supervised radiation areas as well.
Persons who have a CERN account can subscribe to the course directly on the training catalog web-site:
https://cta.cern.ch --> Safety / Radiation Protection / Radiation Protection – Controlled Area
If you do not have a CERN account, please contact your supervisor, CERN Safety Coordinator or Radiation Protection Expert (RPE) for advice. For all questions concerning the course organization and enrollment please call +41 22 76 79935 or contact via e-mail: email@example.com.
The radiation protection course for Controlled Radiation Areas is valid for a period of three years. After three years you have to follow the SIR course (https://sir.cern.ch) "Radiation Protection - Controlled Area - Refresher" to keep the validity of the course and the corresponding access authorisations.