Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine

Emergency preparedness and assistance

Employees and students

Systematic HSE work

A good, safe working environment requires systematic and constant work with health, safety and environment (HSE). NTNU’s HSE policy (in Norwegian) dictates the how the university works with HSE in a systematic manner (in Norwegian).

The university's systematic HSE work is divided into four phases: initiate, survey, plan and prioritize measures, and follow-up.

HSE figure

Goals and principles

NTNU’s goals for its HSE work have been approved by NTNU's Board. We rely on certain principles to reach these goals.



  • The line manager and employees should work together to create a good, stimulating and safe working environment.
  • The line manager has the HSE responsibility at his or her unit, a responsibility they may not leave to others.
  • The safety deputy should cooperate with the line manager.
  • The systematic HSE work should be an integrated part of the university’s activities.
  • HSE matters should be addressed at the lowest possible managerial level.


NTNU's different units/groups have HSE responsibility for their own employees and others (e.g. students) who  work in their facilities.

The safety deputy should contribute to making sure that HSE measures are carried out as planned, and that the systematic HSE work at the unit works well.

NTNU’s Occupational Health Services are part of the HSE Division (in Norwegian).