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 dictates the systematic HSE work.

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 HSE work are passed by the board. We follow certain principles to reach these goals.


  • NTNU employees and students should have a safe, secure and inclusive workplace. See Intent regarding a more inclusive working life (IA agreement).
  • The working environment should be healthy, and it should accommodate personal growth and competence development.
  • NTNU should have full control over the environmental impact of its activity, and make employees, students and the outside world aware of this. NTNU should at all times have specific goald for reduction of its environmental impact.
  • NTNU should be a leading university in utilizing the knowledge fromt its own research to develop its HSE work.


  • The line manager and the employees should contribute together to create a good, stimulating and safe working environment.
  • The line manager has the HSE responsibility at their 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 matteres should be solved on the lowest possible level.




The units at NTNU have the HSE responsibility for their own employees and others (e.g. students) who perform 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.

Fire protection and environmental work is lead by The Property Management Division.