Technical Support (TS) Department, 2004 - 2008
In 2004 Technical Support Division (ST) and Engineering Support and Technologies Division (EST) Divisions merged to form Technical Support Department (TS).
The mandate of the Technical Support Department is to ensure monitoring and operation, and provide support for the technical infrastructure of CERN, accelerators, experiments and services related to the site operation and maintenance. It is in charge of the maintenance of sites and buildings, cleaning, gardening and access surveillance to sites and provides general services like transport, mail and housing. Technical support is provided, partly by outsourced contracts, in the fields of :
All the above activities include design, construction and installation as well as operation and maintenance. Additionally, the Department is in charge of:
Coordination of the installation of the LHC Machine and its injection lines up to and including hardware commissioning.
Support for the LHC Experimental Areas and coordination of machine/detectors interfaces.
In 2009 the CERN management changed and adopted a new organizational structure. TS Department was discontinued. The most of the groups joined the Engineering Department and General Infrastructure Services Department (GS) to form with the Human Resources Department the Sector of Administration and General Infrastructure.
Source : Annual Reports