CERN Accelerating science

EN-HE

The mandate of the Handling Engineering (HE) Group is to provide transport and handling services for the technical infrastructure of CERN, accelerators and experiments. This includes the design, the tendering/procurement, the installation, the commissioning, the operation, the maintenance and decommissioning of standard industrial and custom built transport and handling equipment.

Handling is considered as high risk activity in which no compromises regarding safety issues is acceptable. The creation and respect of procedures and operation manuals are fundamental. Likewise no compromises are acceptable for the conformity of the equipment park and the observance of periodic safety inspections.

The Heavy Handling (HH) section prepares, organizes and executes all transport and handling operations for accelerators and experiments and CERN users in general. In order to fulfil its mandate the section manages several supply, service and rental contracts. During the standard CERN operation phase approximately 55 FTE are provided via a service contract for transport and handling activities. During peak times (shutdown etc.) this number may increase by up to 25 FTE. The section also manages CERNs fleet of utility vehicles, trucks and trailers.

The Handling Maintenance (HM) section covers all necessary technical, administrative and managerial actions during the life cycle of the industrial transport, handling and lifting equipment to maintain it in a state in which it can perform the required function. For maintenance purposes approximately 15 FTE provided by two service contracts are permanently on site. An additional 20 FTE intervene according to a fixed intervention schedule, for breakdown interventions or upon request. In addition the section keeps a network of local and international equipment specialists.

The consolidation and ensuring conformity of the existing transport and handling equipment park that was commissioned between 1957 and 2007 requires a major effort over the next years. In the course of this exercise the optimisation and rationalisation of the transport and handling equipment park will also be taken into consideration.

The Lift Management (LM) section covers all necessary technical, administrative and managerial actions during the life cycle of passenger and goods lifts to maintain them in a state in which it can perform the required function. For maintenance purposes approximately 15 FTE provided by four service contracts intervene according to a fixed intervention schedule, for breakdown interventions or upon request.

Sections

Acronym Section Name Section Leader
EN-HE-HH

Heavy Handling

Caterina Bertone

Mandate

The Heavy Handling (HH) section prepares, organizes and executes all transport and handling operations for accelerators and experiments and CERN users in general. In order to fulfil its mandate the section manages several supply, service and rental contracts. During the standard CERN operation phase approximately 55 FTE are provided via a service contract for transport and handling activities. During peak times (shutdown etc.) this number may increase by up to 25 FTE. The section also manages CERNs fleet of utility vehicles, trucks and trailers.

EN-HE-HM

Handling Maintenace

Helder Miguel Velez Lourenco

Mandate

The Handling Maintenance (HM) section covers all necessary technical, administrative and managerial actions  to maintain CERN industrial transport, handling and lifting equipment it in a state in which it can perform the required function. For maintenance purposes approximately 15 FTE provided by two service contracts are permanently on site. An additional 20 FTE intervene according to a fixed intervention schedule, for breakdown interventions or upon request. In addition the section keeps a network of local and international equipment specialists.
Important numbers:
Call for Breakdown Service via CCC: 72201 (CCC - CERN Control Centre)
 

EN-HE-LM

Lift Management

Damien Lafarge

Mandate

The Lift Management (LM) section covers all necessary technical, administrative and managerial actions during the life cycle of passenger and goods lifts to maintain them in a state in which it can perform the required function. For maintenance purposes approximately 15 FTE provided by four service contracts intervene according to a fixed intervention schedule, for breakdown interventions or upon request.