Course in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for master students at NV

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Course in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for master students at NV

To follow the course, you must register on studweb, course code HMS0003.  You must register both for exam and for tuition.

HSE-training is mandatory for all students at the NV faculty.
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Due to the Corona-situation and the measures taken at NTNU for infection control, lectures will be replaced by digital learning that you can access through Blackboard. Practical exercises in first aid and fire protection will be carried out with physical attendance on Friday 14 August and Wednesday 19 August according to plan for the different study programmes linked above. More detailed information about schedule for the practical exercises will be given in Blackboard. 

Training in HSE is important in order to reach key objectives for HSE-work at the NV faculty:

  • Ensure a safe working environment and prevent damage to people and equipment.

  • Ensure that all leaders, employees, and students know their HSE responsibilities and have the knowledge and the attitudes needed to fulfil these responsibilities.

  • Include knowledge and awareness of HSE as an important part of the education at NV.

The NV faculty arranges the following courses for students:

  • All 1. year students attend a safety course with focus on lab safety and training in first aid and fire protection. You can find more information (in Norwegian) on the website for safety course.
  • Before starting the master study, students shall attend a course in HSE. The course includes repetition of first aid and fire protection training.

Specific HSE training within various laboratory fields is done by the departments and is not covered by HSE-course given by the faculty.

All students starting their master study autumn 2020 or spring 2021 shall attend the course upon their first semester arrival at campus.

The HSE-course for master students will provide information about health & safety work at NTNU and the NV faculty. It includes training in first aid and fire protection. Many of you have probably had first aid courses and/or fire protection courses earlier. We consider (in line with general practice) that it is necessary to refresh this knowledge on a regular basis. Everyone should therefore attend regardless of prior training. If you have had a course in first aid during 2019 or 2020 and this can be documented, you may apply for exemption from the first aid part involving physical attendance.

Objective for the HSE-course for master students

In the master's study, you will work more independently. Thus, it is very important that you have the necessary knowledge of HSE and your responsibilities. The HSE course shall, in combination with the training in laboratory specific HSE given by the departments, give you the necessary knowledge.

Content of the course


Part 1

Lecture in HSE in general for master students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Issues applying for all students are covered. Some keywords:

  • HSE-guidelines at NTNU and the NV faculty. Laws and regulations.
  • Organization of HSE-work: roles and responsibilities
  • HSE-resources for students
  • Reporting HSE-problems and unacceptable conditions
  • Risk assessment
  • Emergency preparedness

Part 2

First Aid

First Aid (digital lecture): Behaviour at the scene, notification and receipt of external assistance. First aid for different injuries. First aid for unconsciousness, heart / lung resuscitation.

Demonstrations and practical exercises focusing on first aid for unconsciousness: heart / lung resuscitation and use of defibrillator (physical attendance)

Part 3

Fire protection (digital lecture): Fire regulations at NTNU. Factors influencing start and development of fires. Risk factors in fire situations. Fire extinguishing equipment.

Demonstrations and practical exercises using different types of fire extinguishers on different types of fires (physical attendance).

To complete the course, you must take a test in Blackboard and obtain sufficient score for approval.