Safety and working environment at EBC

Your employer (head of department) will have the overall responsibility of the safety issues, but you are personally responsible for finding out routines for how to work safely and in accordance with Swedish laws. You also have the responsibility to report any safety issues that come to you attention. Failure to do this can cause personal injury to you or your co-workers.

Emergency Phone Number:  (00) 112

Note that the prefix 00 is used only when dialing from a University landline telephone.

You have a responsibility to know the location of and how to use:

  • Emergency exits
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire alarm
  • The reassembly point
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Defibrillator
  • First aid material
  • Emergency showers/eye showers (lab)
  • Emergency routines for chemical spill (lab)

>> and you are responsible for knowing the procedures for evacuation and what to do in case of fire or accident.

Incident report:

In case of accidents or potentially dangerous situations, always inform the safety officer and the head of the department. An incident report (tillbudsrapport) should always be filed. This is to prevent accidents in the future and it is also used for insurance issues etc.

Risk assessment:

As part of managing the health and safety, you and your employer need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. This is known as risk assessment and it is something you are required by law to carry out and document. A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace.

You are required to make a risk assessment for all new activities.

Working alone:

You are not allowed to work alone if you have a risky job. Your employer together with the safety officer will decide what is allowed and what is not, and when special documentation and procedures are needed.

Unauthorized persons:

Do not let unauthorized persons into the building. Always accompany a visitor to the host or tell them to wait in the hallway, using a phone to try and contact the person they are visiting.


The University arranges first aid and fire safety educations free of cost.

More information

Phone number for medical advice (Sjukvårdsupplysningen): 1177

Get familiar with the Uppsala University Safety & Security Calendar that is available in every office.

Internal information from the university is available at MEDARBETARPORTALEN – log in using your CAS-id and password.