Mandatory basic safety training – FOBS 3

To access certain laboratories with special hazard, you must first obtain a CAMIPRO access.

Mandatory face-to-face training is required for access to biosafety level 2 (BSL 2) or 3 (BSL 3) biohazard laboratories. The training is given in English only from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Course content:

Risk assessment – Functioning of the biosafety cabinet – Personal protective equipment – Biological spill management – Inactivation and disinfection – Biological waste management.

Next available dates:

25.07.2024 – full

Registration: [email protected]

  • To obtain access to level 2 (P2) biohazard rooms, please apply using the following electronic form: Form. For more information, please check the dedicated biological hazards web page.
  • To obtain access to premises with biosafety level 3 (BSL 3) biohazards, please contact: [email protected]

Prior to requesting an access to a laboratory with open beam class 3B or class 4 laser, you have to pass Laser training.

Laser training consists of :

  • setup specific training. The lab head must organize setup specific training on the group’s level and have a written evidence of it.


Classroom laser safety training is similar to the online one but is more comprehensive. If a classroom laser safety training is soon available, privilege it. Otherwise do the online training.

Once LASER training is completed, you can request Camipro access to a laser laboratory via the page AxS.

Please allow at least one working day between completing the training and requesting the laser lab access.

In case of problems, contact us via:

All users who are going to work with sources of ionizing radiations are required to follow the specified online course below:

Ionising radiation safety training

The completion of a secondary course is compulsory for those who will handle unsealed radioactive sources:

Working with unsealed ionizing radiation sources


Program (*)

  • Nanomaterials: definitions, types
  • Nanomaterials: what are possible differences in the behavior of nanomaterials compared to the corresponding bulk material?
  • Aerosol: particle deposition in the lungs depending on particle size
  • Routes of exposure to nanomaterials
  • Measure the nanomaterial concentration at your workplace
  • Current risk assessment methods specific to the use of nanomaterials
  • EPFL directive on the safe use of nanomaterials
  • Waste management

(*) We reserve the right to slightly change the program.

The use of cryogenic liquids requires completing corresponding specific safety training. This can be done either through an Online training on cryogenic liquids safety with quiz or a classroom training.

Besides, it is imperative to be trained and supervised by an experienced person when learning to handle cryogenic substances. This is responsibility of each research group.

Once you finished the Cryogenic safety training and practical training, you can request the access to a liquid nitrogen tank.

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