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. Students must find support for their health concerns. These are but a few examples of the countless issues addressed by our teams.
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.
The occupational health team, comprising occupational doctors, nurses and hygienists, aims to promote and protect the health and well-being of all people working at EPFL.
Our mission is to foster a safe working environment in laboratories thanks to advice, risk analyses and audits.
The DSPS 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.
Gradual reopening starting 4 May
Research activities at EPFL will gradually resume starting Monday, 4 May. The restart plans, which are designed to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, have now been finalized. Everything has been done to protect the health and well-being of those staff members who return to campus.
Gradual relaunch of EPFL activities after May 4th
EPFL will begin to gradually allow employees back on campus starting on Monday, 4 May. This date was chosen to allow us to thoroughly clean and disinfect the buildings and restart certain technical facilities.