Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Health, safety, and environment information for SVT

On this page you will find an overview of the HSE protocol at SVT, as well as relevant links to HSE at the University of Bergen.

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Every staff member is required to uphold the laws and regulations in the Working Environment Act.

Guidelines for systematic HSE at UiB: Health, Safety and Environment work are found in the HSE-handbook (in Norwegian only).

The Heads of Centre have the primary responsibility for health, safety and environment at the centres. However, they can and are encouraged to delegate areas of responsibility to other staff members.

Questions regarding general health, safety and working environment issues can be directed to the safety delegate Idunn Bjørlo Tandstad or the deputy safety delegate Kamilla Stølen. Questions may also be addressed to the Head of Centres: Rasmus Slaattelid (SVT) or Kari Jegerstedt (SKOK).

If you prefer to speak to someone outside the center, go to the HMS gateway at UiB. On this page, you'll also resources related to health, environment, safety etc. at UiB.

Reporting HSE non-conformities

All new HSE non-conformities must be registered in UiBhjelp. UiB's definition of HSE non-conformities is "Adverse events and matters that have resulted in or may result in harm to people, the environment or material values".

Do you want to know more about the different categories of HSE non-conformity?

Safety delegates and fire safety delegates

The safety delegates are the employees’ representatives in working environment issues while also working in cooperation with the Heads of Centre and the Head of Administration. The safety delegates shall participate in the planning and implementation of the systematic HSE work at the centers.

The staff has elected the following 2023-2024 Health, Safety and Environment delegates:

Our safety delegate is Idunn Bjørlo Tandstad

55 58 89 71

Our deputy safety delegate is Kamilla Stølen

55 58 25 62

Fire safety delegates:

Basement: Main delegate: Kamilla Stølen, deputy delegate Kari Jegerstedt1st floor: Main delegate: Idunn Tandstad, deputy delegate: Tone Lund-Olsen2nd floor: Main delegate Torjus Midtgarden, deputy delegate: Rasmus Slaattelid3rd floor: Main delegate: Kari Anne Drangsland, deputy delegate: Anders Rubing

The responsibility of the fire safety delegates is outlined in the HSE handbook under 3.2.3 HMS-retningslinjer - Retningslinje for brannvern.

Building manager:

Tone Lund-OlsenPhone: 55 58 24 71Cell-phone: 416 49 259

The Building manager is responsible for all the rooms in the building. Everyone is responsible for his/her own room/office. This means that you are responsible for monitoring the Health, Safety and Environment condition of the room to which you are assigned.


Psychosocial working environment and mental health

The psychosocial working environment is a collective term that covers the interaction between people in a workplace, the work of the individual and its impact on the employee, organisational conditions and the culture of the organisation. It is the manager who is responsible for preventing and dealing with problems in the working environment. You can also seek assistance from the Occupational Health Service and the HR department, or ask safety delegates and elected representatives for help. Read more about this here.

Performance appraisals

Annual performance appraisals of individual employees and their superiors should be held every year. Read the guidelines here.

Superior for technical and administrative staff: Head of administration

Superior for academic staff: Head of Centre.

Indoor climate

    The indoor climate is made up of a number of measurable physical, chemical and biological factors. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined "indoor climate" as including:

    Thermal environment (heat, cold, draughts and humidity)

    Atmospheric environment (pollution, air quality and volume of fresh air)

    Acoustic environment (noise, perception of speech and sound)

    Actinic environment (lighting, radiation and electrical/magnetic fields)

    Mechanical environment (ergonomics, anti-slip protection and vibrations, etc.)

    Health examinations, seaman's certificate and vaccination

    The Occupational Health Service offers health services and issuance of a seaman's certificate to employees at UiB as well as to certain student groups.


    Ergonomics in the work place covers amongst other things setting up your office work station, eye examinations and computer glasses.

    Drug and gambling addictions

    Work place adaptation and sick leave

    HSE plans and goals for SKOK and SVT

    The Centre for Women's and Gender Research's (SKOK) and the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities' (SVT) plans and goals are based on UiB's overall goals for the working environment set by DAK 25.04.96. The working environment at UiB must:

    • promote creativity, learning, work ability, health and well-being

    • be such that employees and students do not develop work-related illness or be affected by work accidents

    • be inclusive also for employees and students who develop poor health and reduced ability to work

    • be such that all employees and students are treated with respect, shown care and given responsibility. Various forms of abuse of power must not be tolerated. To achieve this, the university must set as high quality requirements for the working environment and safety in the workplace as the primary activity to be carried out there. This is necessary due to the close dependence between these conditions. Continuous work to improve the quality of the overall working environment must be integrated into the ordinary planning and development work, documented and followed up.

    The Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) and the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) will prevent accidents, environmental and health damage in order to create well-being in the workplace. Work within HSE is planned and prioritized in the same way as regular work at SKOK and SVT. The Centres' Heads of Department have an overall responsibility for ensuring that the laws and regulations to which the business is subject are followed up. Our employees have a responsibility to report to the the Centres' Heads of Department on matters concerning HSE that are not resolved directly.

    Focus areas for SKOK/SVT

    • Continue to disseminate awareness and knowledge of HSE at SVT/SKOK through both general information and targeted information.

    • Facilitate a good psycho-social work environment

    • Fire course for everyone at SKOK and SVT

    • Parkveien 9 - Ida Blom's house - will be more environmentally friendly