On-Shift Floor Coordinator
At this point the floor coordinator in
training has some familiarity with the APS facility (Lesson Module A-1)
and is familiar with the comprehensive FC task list (Lesson Module A-2),
which includes operations, facilities, and user-related responsibilities.
This lesson module directs the new floor coordinator's attention to what
should take place when they arrive to work their shift and explains what
a typical shift is like.
Upon completion of this module, the FC
should have confidence in participating in the shift exchange. The guide is intended to assure that an adequate
transfer of information takes place.
The tasks include (but are not limited
to) the following activities:
||It is good practice to arrive
to work earlier than the start time of your shift. This allows for the proper preparation
required before the shift begins.
|Read the Shift Log
||Review the events that occurred
during the previous shift(s). Make note of any changes to Standing Orders,
Operational procedures, Shutter Authorization forms, Hazardous Materials experiments running, etc.
|Check the EPICS screens
How many Users are taking beam?
What is the stored current?
What is the current Fill Pattern?
Who are the Main Control Room
(MCR) Operators on duty?
|Call the On Shift FC or visit the MCR
||Inform the current on-shift
FC that you have arrived, or if you are taking the shift from the MCR operators, visit the Main Control Room.
|Obtain the 0101 pager
||Meet with the FC or MCR Operator(s) who is
currently on shift. Ask questions pertaining to events that may take place
on your shift. Take possession of the 0101 pager; users, MCR operators,
and system managers will call this number to contact you with questions
These steps should be followed in order
to be adequately prepared for the shift ahead.
Some useful questions to ask the Floor
Coordinator that you are relieving are:
Are there any Shutter Authorization forms
Are there any experiments involving radioactive, biohazard, or other hazardous material
samples--what and where?
Are there any PSS issues that require attention?
Was it necessary to use the Call-In lists
during the previous shift?
Will there be any need for Health Physics
during the current shift?
Have there been any changes to the Standing
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