Operations Group (OP)

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.