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.
Remote working required starting Monday, 16 March
Starting on Monday, 16 March, all EPFL staff members and researchers are required to work remotely.
Coronavirus – Update on 10 March 2020
Here is an update on EPFL’s latest decisions – which we ask you to carefully comply with – along with a reminder of the mandatory preventive measures.