The Operations Group is responsible for the
operation of all CERN present and future Accelerators, their associated
Experimental Areas and for the monitoring of the overall technical
infrastructure at CERN. This responsibility includes: operations staff on shift
and their supervision, as well as the supervision and co-ordination of the
production and delivery of all particle beams. During periods of operation the
group is responsible for the safety and access in the installations. In
addition, the groups’ responsibility covers the launch, supervision and
co-ordination of interventions on the technical infrastructure.
Other tasks for the group include participation in
machine studies, writing software applications for accelerator control,
developing and maintaining some accelerator related hardware, producing and
maintaining accelerator operation schedules, preparation of operational
procedures and providing beam statistics.