Server room access arrangements


  • The School's COVID pages are here
  • Where there is a Risk Assessment covering a task you MUST follow it
  • If you think there should be a Risk Assessment to cover some task, please escalate in the usual way
  • Where a grade of PPE is specified that grade must be used
  • Suitable PPE will be provided where required

Appleton Tower

  • Here is a copy of IS's working practice document. (The sections regarding asking Security to unset/reset alarms do not apply to AT.)
  • As things currently stand (2020-07-29) you must also be an essential worker with permission and a buddy.

Bayes Centre

There are no specific documents relating to the Bayes Centre, as it has no server rooms. Please refer to the general pages as appropriate.

Informatics Forum

  • Our interim self-managed server room access page is here
  • A risk assessment covering access to the server rooms is here
    • Only two people in the server rooms (B.01, B.02, B.03, B.Z14 treated as one) at any time.
    • If you can't social-distance, mask and gloves are required. Remember the air flow through the servers front to back when working this out.
    • Gloves are required if you use any shared facilities, such as tools, keyboards, mice.
  • A risk assessment covering the handling of heavy items is here
    • If it takes two of you to move or install something then mask and gloves are required.
  • We are now intending to use a simplified booking system for access to the Forum server rooms. Instead of "shifts", we have a wiki page to record bookings and associated RT tickets. C(S)Os MUST record their intentions there first, before visiting any of the associated rooms. Users accessing the self-managed rooms will have to submit a RT ticket first requesting a slot.
  • Note: you may also need to record a visit to B.Z10 (the basement closet) in addition to the other Forum basement rooms.
  • At the end of your visit, please report back to inf-unit regarding the remaining PPE, so that we can keep track of supply and have things orded in as appropriate. Likewise, let us know if you find what is provided unsuitable in some way.


  • Links and/or a method statement will appear here in due course...

-- GeorgeRoss - 13 Jul 2020

Topic revision: r16 - 10 Sep 2020 - 11:24:02 - GeorgeRoss
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