Security, Prevention and Health
A campus such as EPFL presents particular characteristics regarding safety, prevention and health. A laboratory forms a distinctive professional environment. The numerous events that take place on campus, such as the popular Balelec Festival or state visits, require specific logistics. Everyone must find support for their mental and physical health concerns.
The campus can count on a rescue and assistance organization structured around an emergency response unit that is available 24/7 and can be reinforced by the School’s volunteer rescuers and firefighters (SDIS – EPFL).
Our specialists work on the ground when conducting inspections, as well as on construction project analyses and the organization of events.
EPFL is committed to ensuring the well-being of its community. Everyone can access a wide range of resources as well as expert advice, care and other services to support their mental and physical health.
Our mission is to foster a safe working environment in laboratories thanks to advice, risk analyses and audits.
The DSE runs various compulsory basic safety training courses. It also organizes specific on-demand training courses such as forklift driving, crane bridges, electrical hazards, etc.
An electronic catalogue comprising a broad selection of safety items is at your disposal on the Sesame portal. You can also order prescription safety glasses.
Winter brings a return of respiratory viruses !
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Risks related to business and educational travel
Despite the current situation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to inform you about our new website: how to prepare your professional and academic trips abroad in a safe way.