Precaution and Security

Inform youself about the Emergency Regulations (PDF, 91KB) for the GIUB, the next emergency exit and the location of the next fire extinguisher. 

Assure yourself about closing and locking all laboratory and office doors when you leave!

If you see anybody in the institute you do not know ask them about the purpose of their visit and escort them to the place they need to go. If you suspect the person to be suspicious please call the police. In case of thefts inform the police (Tel. 031 321 21 21) and Isabella Geissbühler (Tel. 8859) or Hans Kallen (Tel. 8882) as well.

Safety officer of the institute and for all issues related to chemical incidents: Moritz Bigalke (Tel. 4055)

Deputies: Isabella Geissbühler (Tel. 8859) / Hans Kallen (Tel. 8882)

Dangerous chemicals and gases can only be handled in the appropriate lab rooms by trained people. Everyone working in the lab must do a safety instruction course before they start working. Ensure that toxic substances are kept in appropriate sealed containers and stored correctly in a locked room. Only the amounts needed for the day work should be accessible. Do not exceed the maximum recommended exposure to toxic compounds and always use suitable protective clothing (gloves, overall, safety glasses) and equipment. Check the information of the University of Bern regarding handling and disposal of chemicals.

Please check documents: Safety rules for the GIUB lab.pdf (PDF, 16KB)

Inform yourself about dangers linked to your fieldwork (e.g. working in the mountains, danger of falling, avalanches etc.). Inform your supervisor about your fieldwork and discuss possible risks associated with the fieldwork. Check weather forecast and adjust your planning accordingly. Do not go alone on dangerous field trips. Minimize possible risks. Make sure that other people at the institute are informed about the field trip (location, duration, and your contact details).

Please check documents: Safety in the field (PDF, 110KB)

Inform yourself about dangers linked to your stay abroad (e.g. political situation, crime situation, diseases and medical supply). Discuss possible risks associated with the fieldwork with your supervisor and colleagues. Minimize possible risks. Make sure that other people at the institute are informed about the field trip (location, duration, and your contact details). Read detailed information in the documents linked below and hand in the signed form before starting traveling.

Documents „Safety abroad“ will be available soon.