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Security information

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.

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 the environment. Always state your name, where you are and what has occurred.

Reporting faults, damages and incidents

Urgent matters

Office hours:  019–30 30 00
Non-office hours: 019–324 325 – Securitas

Examples of urgent matters are: water or gas leaks, power cuts or other faults where there is risk for damage/accidents.

Non-urgent matters

If you as a student discover faults, defects or damages that do pose an immediate emergency, please make a fault report. Examples of faults are broken furniture or equipment, signs, blinking fluorescent tubes, malfunctioning printers, audiovisual equipment or networks.

Please fill in the fault report or

Contact Security Officer

Safety information at Örebro University - to print (pdf)

First aid and crisis support

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.

Heart starter – Defibrillator

At Campus Örebro there are heart starters located here:

  • Långhuset, Student Services Centre
  • Prismahuset, Main entrance
  • Bilbergska huset, Main entrance
  • Musikhögskolan, at Hörsal M
  • Gymnasitkhuset, at Campusgymmet reception
  • Teknikhuset, at the southern entrance
  • Entréhuset, to the right of the reception
  • Novahuset, adjacent to the Main entrance
  • Universitetsbiblioteket (University Library), Café Lyktan

Here is a link to Mazemap to help locate the heart starters at Campus Örebro.

At Campus Grythyttan you will find a heart starter/defibrillator in Måltidens hus, in the main entrance.

Here is a link to Mazemap to help locate the heart starter at Campus Grythyttan.

At Campus USÖ you will find a heart starter/defibrillator by the elevator in the middle of the building on floor 1.

Here is a link to Mazemap to help locate the heart starter at Campus USÖ.

Access to the university’s facilities

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 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, etc. Each school controls the access to these rooms.

Current information about the university card is found here, e.g. where you may receive your card and how to activate it.

Violence and threats of violence

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.

Fire protection at Örebro University

In the event of fire

  1. Evacuate the building
  2. Rescue Person(s) who are in obvious danger
  3. Call 112 – Rescue Services (Räddningstjänsten) via SOS Alarm Centre
  4. 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.

Fire hose

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.

Fire extinguisher

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.

Responsibility for safety and security

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.

Prevent thefts

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

Lost property

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.

Contact information

Chief Security Officer

Erik Nilsson
Phone: 019–30 34 48
Mobile: 072–240 38 50
This is an email address

Campus Health Centre

Phone: 019–603 61 05
This is an email address

This is an email address

Student Union

Phone: 070-939 99 27
This is an email address

University Chaplaincy

Contact information University Chaplaincy 

Örebro County Council

Switchboard: 019–602 70 00

This is a link to a pdf with information about safety at Örebro University.