For all emergencies, 24h/24:
From an EPFL landline: 115
From a personal mobile phone: 021 693 30 00
From the EPFL Campus app: SOS

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.


Laboratory safety

Our mission is to foster a safe working environment in laboratories thanks to advice, risk analyses and audits.

formation sécurité


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.

Personal protective equipment

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.