HSE Policy

Systematic and continuous HSE work is essential to creating a good, safe working environment, and the units' work is guided by NTNU's HSE policy.

Norsk versjon - HMS-politikk

This is one of three pages about NTNU's formal HSE policy:

1. HSE policy | 2. HSE – Roles | 3. HSE – Systematic workSubject page about HSE

Policy #

Systematic and continuous HSE work is essential to create a good, safe working environment. This includes being able to prioritize, establish clear goals, agree on priorities, establish plans of action, implement guidelines and create report requirements. This requires a clear distribution of responsibilities and proper organization of the work. NTNU will have only succeeded when its HSE efforts prove to create actual results.

The HSE policy has been approved by the NTNU Board and serves as a guideline for HSE work at the units. The policy is closely related to NTNU's vision of "Knowledge for a better world". The importance of the HSE work is clear in NTNU's strategy and in the priorities and follow-up from the university’s Board and management. Good HSE work and care for the environment are necessary to realize NTNU's vision.

NTNU's systematic HSE work builds on the requirements of the Working Environment Act (in Norwegian) about providing all employees with a completely safe working environment, and the requirements of the Internal Control Regulation (in Norwegian) about continuous and systematic HSE work.

Goals #

  • NTNU employees and students should have a safe, secure and inclusive workplace. See the agreement of intent about an inclusive working life (in Norwegian).
  • The working environment should be healthy, and should accommodate personal growth and development.
  • NTNU should have full control over the environmental impact of its activity, and make employees, students and the outside world aware of this. NTNU should at all times have specific goals for reducing its environmental impact.
  • NTNU should be a leading university in using the knowledge from its own research to develop its HSE work.

Principles #

  • The line manager and the employees should contribute together to create a good, stimulating and safe working environment.
  • The line manager has responsibility for HSE at his or her unit, a responsibility that may not be assigned to others.
  • The safety deputy should cooperate with the line manager.
  • The systematic HSE work should be an integrated part of the university's activities.
  • The HSE work should be based on transparency and involvement.
  • HSE-related matters should be addressed at the lowest possible managerial level.

Contact #

Approval/signature #

Approved by the Director of HSE – 2 February 2015 – HMSR63

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