EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL EMERGENCY

To call a phone outside the university, first dial 00 to reach the external telephone exchange. Four digit phone numbers are for phones within the university while numbers with more digits are for external phones.

FIRE BRIGADE, AMBULANCE or POLICE: dial (00) 112.

Cyclotron control room:
phone 3880

TSL Radiation Protection Unit:

Elke Passoth phone 3805, mobile phone (00) 0701 – 67 91 95
 

FAILURE IN THE TECHNICAL RADIATION PROTECTION SYSTEM

If something appears that might endanger the radiation security:

  • Contact the accelerator operator and explain the situation
  • If the situation is considered serious, shut down the accelerator and contact the RP-unit
  • Never run the experiment if there are indications of malfunctions in the interlock system

IRRADIATION OF PERSONNEL

If the stationary radiation alarm or the personal dosimeter alarm sounds:

  • Leave the hall immediately and avoid the beam line and its vicinity.
  • Contact the control room and try to find out the reason for the alarm.
  • Contact the RP-unit if there is the slightest suspicion that a serious incident has occurred.

If you suspect that serious personnel irradiation has occurred:

  • Stop the experiment immediately. Shut down the accelerator.
  • Contact the RP-unit.
  • Write down and save the dose readings of everyone's dosimeter.
  • Write down as many important details about the incident as you can: where
  • did everyone stand, movements in the area, time spent at different locations, meter readings, other observations etc.
  • Try to estimate the received dose. Include dose from gammas, neutrons and primary beam.
  • If the whole body dose might be over 1Sv (100 rad), immediate medical care is required. Go to the hospital at once.
  • If the dose is well below 1Sv (100 rad) , there is no lethal danger but you still need a medical examination before long.
  • If you cannot reach the RP-unit, contact the Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, phone (00) 08 - 454 24 66, to get in touch with a radiation protection expert.

FIRE

If you detect a very small fire or smoke production:

  • Warn personnel present in the area.
  • If in electrical equipment, disconnect from power supply.
  • Put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.
  • Report the incident to the control room.
  • Before restarting after a fire incident all safety system functions must be checked.

If you discover a big fire or heavy smoke production: 

  • Rescue people in immediate danger.
  • Start the fire alarm. Press a fire alarm button and call the fire brigade.
  • Dial (00) 112. Address: The Svedberg-laboratoriet, Uppsala Universitet, Thunbergsvägen 5, Uppsala.
  • Warn personnel present in adjacent areas.
  • Close all windows and doors (this stops oxygen supply and spread of smoke and fire).
  • Clear the building from personnel and gather outside in the "English Park".
  • Lifts must NEVER be used during a fire.
  • Meet and inform the fire brigade at the main entrance.

Additional actions:

  • Shut down the accelerator and all electrical equipment in the area.
  • Be aware of the danger of poisonous smoke.
  • Check for other hazards in the area such as gas tubes. If found, inform all involved personnel and bring tubes in safety, if possible.
  • Check for elevated radiation levels in the area. If found, contact the RP-unit and inform all involved personnel.
  • Before restarting after a fire incident all safety system functions must be checked.

FIRE BRIGADE, AMBULANCE or POLICE: dial (00) 112.

Cyclotron control room:
phone 3880

Radiation Protection Unit:

Elke Passoth phone 38 05, mobile phone (00) 0701 – 67 91 95
 

(Page revised 2017-03-24/MP)