- Arriving at Diamond
- Emergency Procedures
- Lone Working
- Local Amenities
- Food and Drink
- Leaving Diamond
When you arrive on the Harwell Campus there are two places most people need to identify:
To find the Main Gate leave the bus station facing Diamond and turn right. Cross the road and continue for approximately 250m. Turn left and you will see the main reception building. Most user access cards are prepared for collection at Main Gate and this willl be specified on the details confirming your session sent out by the User Office.
See location 2 on this map.
To find Main Gate leave the bus station facing Diamond and turn right, continue for approximately 300m and you will find Ridgeway House on your left.
See location 3 on this map.
If you arrive at the arranged time, your local contact will be at your instrument to welcome you for your experiment.
Once you have your access card you will need to find your instrument. The beamlines are numbered in a clockwise direction. The link bridge between Diamond House and the Synchrotron is in zone 1, upstairs from I19.
I14, eBIC and ePSIC are housed in an external building which is immediately behind the R22 restaurant when coming from Diamond House and the I13 instruments are in a building behind the I14 external building.
In case of a fire the alarm will sound followed by a recorded message which will also inform you of a total evacuation. Follow these instructions and evacuate the building by the nearest exit. Please do not use the lifts or the link bridge between Diamond House and the Synchrotron.
- Sound the alarm by activating the nearest break glass
- Leave the building by the nearest exit
- Do not use the lifts.
- You may use a fire extinguisher if you are trained to do so and only if it is safe to do so. Do not attempt to fight a fire if you are not competent to do so.
- Notify the Control Room of your actions on ext. 8899.
Accidents and Near-Misses
While Diamond discourage lone working during your visit, it is sometimes necessary. Please notify the Diamond Experimental Hall Coordinators (EHC) on ext. 8787 as they make regular checks on anyone who is working alone.
Between 6pm and 8am, please notify the EHC so that they are aware you have finished successfully and left site safely.
Diamond is sited on the Harwell Research and Innovation Campues and there are several local amenities that may be of use during your stay.
ATM: There is a 24 hour, no fee cash machine in the R22 coffee lounge.
Breakfast is provided with all accommodation bookings made by Diamond.
- R22 Canteen (Mon-Fri 7:30am to 9:30am, 11:45am to 1:45pm and 6pm to 8pm, Sat-Sun 12noon to 1:30pm and 6pm to 8pm)
- R1 Coffee Lounge (Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4pm)
- Electron Cafe (Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4pm)
There are several rest rooms located near the kitchens to provide a more relaxed environment.
Please leave the instrument and any labs you have used clean and tidy. Diamond are not able to dispose of your samples so please repack everything your brought with you and take it away from site.
Please ensure you check out from your accommodation before the check out time. If you are due to pay for your own accomodation please ensure this has been done before you leave - in the case of non-payment we will pass on your contact address so that payment can be sought.
Please return your access card and lanyard to the Diamond User Office. In the case that the office is closed there is a postbox loacted on the wall outside the User Office. If you forget, please post your card in the box at the security gate on the way off campus.