Access to CLS – Training
Access to CLS:
After registering as a CLS User, the following is required to obtain access to the CLS facility prior to gaining access to beamtime:
1. Agreement to Use the Canadian Light Source Facility is required by each institution/organization requiring access to the CLS. Only one agreement is required per institution/organization and covers all individuals who are authorized representative(s) of the said institution/organization. In many cases these agreements are in place; if they are not, CLS will be in contact with you.
2. Government issued photo ID: CLS staff are required to verify your identity by viewing items such as Driver's License for Canadian residents or passport for non-Canadian visitors.
- Health and Safety Orientation (HSO)
- A Radiation Module (RAM; GRT or RWT)
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
These training modules are required by everyone who has facility access, and can be completed online prior to arrival at the CLS. This is strongly recommended since it saves a considerable amount of time during the check-in process at the User Services Office. Please note: the training database is currently housed on a separate server, therefore, if you have not received login details specifically for the training database, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. There may be additional training required as well, including:
- Beamline Specific Orientation (BSO): A required hands-on orientation of the beamline before conducting experiments on it. CLS beamline staff will provide this orientation; advance preparation is not possible.
- Experiment-specific training: Log in and view your Experimental Permit at “My Proposals” to identify any additional training or controls required prior to the start of your experiment. Complete the training online by searching “Other Training” for the specific training module.
4. Arrival at CLS: Upon successful completion of the required training you will be issued a photo identification security access card and dosimeter, and asked to sign a User Agreement. A new photo is required every six years.
For additional information about new user check-in or training, please contact:
CLS User Services Office
Location: Room 2038, CLS Mezzanine
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For additional information about experiment specific training or experimental controls, please contact:
CLS Health, Safety & Environment