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Christine Nattrass | USLHC | USA

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Working at heights

I spent Tuesday at working at heights training.  Here you can see me in the ALICE hall on the crane track:

And here’s another picture of me hanging off the electromagnetic calorimeter insertion tool, the device used to physically install the electromagnetic calorimeter:

I need this training for when we install the rest of the electromagnetic calorimeter supermodules.  I won’t actually be working on physically installing the supermodules, but I’ll be working on installing the electronics and the cables to read out the data.  This means I may have to spend some time working where our detector is, well above the ground.  So on Tuesday I learned the proper way to use a harness, the proper way to climb a (very tall) ladder, how to secure ourselves to solid structures, and all of the rules and laws that apply at CERN.  And then we had practical exercises.  Yes this is supposed to be work, but it’s also fun!

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