Access and visits research centre Mol

> Visitors and suppliers to to the external perimeter
> Visitors to internal perimeters
> External contractors at SCK•CEN
> School tours for final year of secondary education
> Universities and graduate schools
> Lakehouse access
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Visitors and suppliers to the external perimeter

In the interests of your and our security, strict access procedures are in place for visitors and suppliers. If you have to attend a meeting or presentation at SCK•CEN in Mol within the external perimeter, or you have to deliver supplies to the warehouse or a site, you must observe the following procedure. 

  1. Report to the main entrance between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. State your name, the reason for your visit, and the name of your contact. Your identity is then checked on the basis of your identity card or international passport. After the reason for your visit has been checked, you will receive a visitor's badge. If you need to visit a controlled or guarded zone, you will also be given a dosimeter.
  2. The SCK•CEN member of staff with whom you have an appointment will come to meet you and will accompany you onto the site for the period of the delivery or the scheduled meeting.
  3. You must wear this visitor’s badge clearly visible on top of your clothing at all times. The SCK•CEN member of staff accompanying you during your visit will sign a document upon your departure from the site.
  4. When you leave the premises, you hand in the signed document, visitor's badge, and, if applicable, the dosimeter at the main entrance. Your identification documents will be returned to you.

More info: Address and roadmapaccess@sckcen.be

Visitors to internal perimeters

The internal perimeters on the premises are subejct to additional controls and stricter access rules. In order to gain access to these areas as part of a specific mission, you must comply with the following requirements: 

  1. You must fill in the necessary application form one month before your visit at the latest. If you are based abroad, this must be done three months before your visit. Fill in this form completely. Don’t forget to sign the form. 
  2. SCK•CEN will submit this form to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (AFCN/FANC). This agency will check whether you are permitted to enter the nuclear area.
  3. If your visit is approved, you report to the main entrance between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on the agreed date. State your name, the reason for your visit, and the name of your contact. Your identity is then checked on the basis of your identity card or international passport. After the reason for your visit has been checked, you will receive a visitor's badge. If you need to visit a controlled or guarded zone, you will also be given a dosimeter.
  4. The SCK•CEN member of staff with whom you have an appointment will come to meet you and will accompany you onto the site for the period of you missionh.
  5. You must wear this visitor’s badge clearly visible on top of your clothing at all times. The SCK•CEN member of staff accompanying you during your visit will sign a document upon your departure from the site.
  6. When you leave the premises, you hand in the signed document, visitor's badge, and, if applicable, the dosimeter at the main entrance. Your identification documents will be returned to you.

More info: Address and roadmap | access@sckcen.be

External contractors at SCK•CEN

In order to be authorised to perform works on the SCK•CEN site, we require external contractors to be appropriately informed of the legal safety regulations and the site rules and regulations + Declaration to complete

You and your occupational health physician must fill in a number of forms in due time. When you are not submitted to a periodical occupational health surveillance, you can contact our health surveillance.

Depending on the work you have to perform, we will organise an information session which will consist of various modules. All modules can be found in our safety animations.

In order to verify whether you and your staff have understood the information correctly, you will be required to sit a test at the main entrance. We expect a minimum mark of 70%. You have to take this test once a year.

If you have successfully completed the test and all access stipulations are fulfilled, a badge is made and issued. You must always wear this badge visibly on top of your clothing whenever you are on the premises. When you leave the premises, you hand in this badge again at the main entrance.

More info: Address and roadmapaccess@sckcen.be

School tours for final year of secondary education

Classes of students in their 5th or 6th year of secondary education with focus on science and technology will be offered the unique opportunity to visit SCK•CEN accompanied by their teacher. Our guides will take you into the wondrous world of nuclear science and technology. They will inform you about nuclear energy and astronautics research, you will see a nuclear reactor and you will learn about our underground research laboratory for radioactive waste. We can offer you a fascinating morning or afternoon session or an entire day.

Applications?

Every academic year, SCK•CEN sets aside a few dates specifically for school tours.

  • Anyone who wishes to book one of these dates, must apply at least 1 month in advance via the website for youngsters (only available in Dutch).
  • We will then contact you to discuss the visit in more detail.
  • At least 10 working days before your visit, you must provide us with the identification details of all of the students and accompanying adults on this form.
  • Report to the main entrance on the day of the visit.

Maximum number of visitors?

Any visit will be limited to a maximum of 34 visitors, a minimum of 2 accompanying adults included. A group of 17+ will be split.

For more information about school tours, please visit the website for youngsters (only available in Dutch).

Universities and graduate schools

Regarding visits by students at universities and graduate schools, we organize a visit tailored depending on the training and knowledge base.

A visit request must always be filed in advance and obviously, a number of rules for a nuclear site must be respected.

If you wish to arrange a visit, please see our opportunities on the SCK•CEN Academy websiteor contact academy@sckcen.be.

Access to the Lakehouse Hotel-Restaurant 

Visitors are allowed free access to the Lakehouse. This hotel-restaurant is located outside of the secure site. Use the access road to the right of the main entrance.

More info: Address and roadmap SCK•CEN | Contact Lakehouse