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Physical work environment

This page provides information about the rights and obligations of employees with regard to physical work environment risks and whom you should contact with questions concerning work environment risks.

Fire safety

All employees should be aware of the procedures for their workplace in the event of a fire. This includes

  • fire extinguishers,
  • emergency exits and
  • assembly points.

All employees are to have undergone fire safety training within five years of appointment and are to repeat the training every five years.

Read more about fire safety training and what to do in case of fire

If you work in a high-risk environment

Employees have a responsibility to report risks in the physical work environment to their manager. If you work in a high-risk environment, you are entitled to a risk assessment. The risk assessment describes any safety measures that need to be taken. You are obliged to follow the instructions set down by your manager.

You are to be offered a medical examination before commencing work with

  • certain allergenic chemical products,
  • laboratory animals and
  • human blood and other body fluids.

A medical examination is compulsory and a fitness to work certificate must be issued before commencing work with

  • lead,
  • cadmium,
  • certain allergenic chemical products and
  • certain types of ionizing radiation.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are entitled to have a risk assessment of your work environment by your manager. The Occupational Health Service can also help in assessing risks.

You can find more information about risks in the work environment, risk assessment and medical check-ups on the following pages of the HR web

Questions about the physical work environment

If you have any questions about the work environment, please contact your line manager.


Robert Howe
Work environment engineer
+46 46 222 01 80
robert [dot] howe [at] fhv [dot] lu [dot] se

Johan Ohlin
Work environment engineer
+46 46 222 70 26
johan [dot] ohlin [at] fhv [dot] lu [dot] se

Martina Balaz
Chemical safety coordinator
+46 46 222 72 59
martina [dot] balaz [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se

Tobias Ullmark
Fire safety coordinator
+46 46 222 30 87
tobias [dot] ullmark [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se

Hanna Holstein
Radiation safety officer
+46 46 222 01 93
hanna [dot] holstein [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Related information

More information about work environment rules, risk assessments and medical examinations can be found on the following websites: