The safety measures at Örebro University aims at creating a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors. While on Örebro University's premises, there are a few things concerning security and safety that you should know about.
With operational responsibility comes the responsibility for safety and security. Ultimately, the vicechancellor is responsible for security at the university at large, whilst the heads of school have an overall responsibility for the students enrolled at their respective schools. The head of school is also responsible for the student's working environment.
Most of the time, incidents such as fire, burglary, theft, violence, threats, etc. can be prevented. Risk awareness amongst students and staff is therefore key to a safe and secure university environment. If you notice anything that may jeopardize safety at the university, please notify your school immediately, for example the course representative, the study counsellors, or the students' health and safety representative. You can also contact the student union or the security manager.
In case of emergency dial 112
In the event of accidents and other emergencies You should always call 112 if there is an emergency which constitutes a hazard for people, property and/or environment. Always state your name, where you are and what has occurred.
- First aid and crisis support
- Access to the university’s facilities
- Violence and threats of violence
- Fire protection at Örebro University
- Reporting faults, damages and incidents
- Prevent thefts
- Contact information
At all the schools, departments and in places where there is an increased accident risk, there are first aid panels. These panels have a first aid kit and plasters etcetera for basic wound dressing. Some panels also have eye wash. Please contact your school to find out where your closest panel hangs.
Also, all the schools have the means to provide crisis support if ever there is a need. As a student at the university you have the right to crisis support. Contact your study counsellor, the university chaplaincy or the student union for more information.
You need a university card to gain access to the university's facilities when the entrance doors are locked. You also use this card to gain access to each school's computer rooms, which are normally open every day of the week between 07.30–22.00. The university card is also used to gain access to special facilities, for example laboratories, studios, etcetera. Each school controls the access to these rooms.
At the page for the University card you will find current information about the university card, for example where you can collect your card and how to activate it.
Threats and acts of violence can be of a physical and mental character. The fact that a person feels threatened is enough reason for the university to treat the event very seriously.
When violence or threats happen to an individual, either student or employee, there are procedures in place and a readiness to deal with the situation at hand. If you as a student should become a victim, or learn about somebody else being a victim of violence, threats of violence or who in any other way is being threatened, you should always contact your school, for example the head of school or study counsellors, or the student union.
It is also important to always report the violence or threat to the police.
In the event of fire
Fire: Evacuate the building
Rescue: Person(s) who are in obvious danger
Call: 112 – Rescue Services (Räddningstjänsten) via SOS Alarm Centre
Extinguish: Only if it is safe to do so
Other: Close doors
For further information check the evacuation plan allocated in each building.
Fire extinguisher equipment
A fire that is detected early is often very easy to extinguish with the fire extinguisher equipment provided at the university. There are fire extinguishers and fire hoses in all the corridors and in places
where there is an increased risk of fire.
There are boxes with fire hoses placed all over the campus area. The location of the fire hose boxes are marked with signs.
- Open the fire hose box.
- Next to the fire hose there are instructions.
- Pull out the fire hose.
- Turn on the water tap.
- Hold on to the end of the fire hose.
- Twist the nozzle clockwise to release the water.
- Direct the jet towards the centre of the fire.
- Turn the nozzle anti-clockwise to turn off thewater jet.
There are fire extinguishers located in strategic places all over the university. The locations of the fire extinguishers are marked with signs.
- Hold the fire extinguisher by the lower handle.
- Pull the ring straight out to release the safety pin.
- Keep a firm grip of the nozzle at the end of the hose.
Evacuation when the fire alarm is activated
When the fire alarm sounds you should always evacuate the building. All emergency exits are clearly signposted. At the entrance of each building and at the entrance of each school and department there are boards with evacuation plans, which give information
about how to evacuate the building. The plan also shows where the nearest fire extinguisher, fire hose and fire alarm button are located.
When you have exited the building you should proceed to the assembly point. The assembly point is always the sports field outside the Gymnasium Building regardless of what building you are in. At the assembly point you wait for further instructions.
General fire protection rules
- Smoking indoors is prohibited, nor are you allowed to smoke any closer than 15 metres away from the entrance of a building. The cigarettes must be put out in an ash tray.
- Electrical equipment, such as kettles, coffee machines and hobs should always be equipped with a timer.
- Fire doors must not be left open, not even temporarily, with a doorstop or other obstacle.
- Fire extinguisher equipment must not be blocked.
- Emergency exits must not be blocked.
Fire protection information if you are hearingimpaired, deaf, visually impaired or have another functional disorder hinder
If you are hearing-impaired, deaf, visually impaired or have any other functional disorder it may be difficult to perceive an emergency alarm. Not all facilities are equipped with optical alarm devices. Contact your school to make sure that you are familiar with the evacuation plan in case of a fire.
Office hours: phone +46 (0) 19-30 30 00
Non-office hours: Securitas phone +46 (0) 19-324 325
Examples of urgent matters are: water leaks, gas leaks, power cuts, and other faults where there is risk for damage/accidents.
If you as a student discover faults, defects or damages that are not emergencies, please make a fault report. Examples of faults are broken furniture or equipment, signs, blinking fluorescent tubes, malfunctioning printers, audiovisual equipment or networks.
Opportunity makes the thief – even at the university where every year there are a few thefts. The easiest way to avoid theft is to not leave items, which are especially liable to be stolen, unattended. Do not leave your computer in the lecture hall or in the group room when you go for a break. Also, do not leave valuables in your jacket or your bag if you do not keep them in sight at all times. If you have effects that you do not want to carry around with you all day, you can use the storage boxes that are available in each building on campus.
Bicycles are also especially liable to be stolen. Be careful and lock your bike and use a good-quality lock.
If you are subjected to theft you should always report it to the police
Items of lost property are items that may have been lost or stolen. If you find a lost item, please hand it in to the Student Services Centre in the Long Building or leave it to the police’s lost property department. If you have lost something, please go to the Student Services Centre and/or the police’s lost property department.
Campus Health Centre
Örebro County Council
Switchboard: +46 (0) 19-602 70 00