The dean has overall responsibility for the work environment, the environment and health and safety at the faculty. The heads of department have responsibility for day-to-day work environment management at the academies and are to ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with the intentions of the Work Environment Act and the Environmental Code.
Staff health and safety representatives and students’ health and safety representatives are offered relevant training but have no responsibility for the work environment. This always lies with the person in charge of the work environment. A good work environment entails action plans that are familiar to staff and routines for preventing and addressing any problems.
All workplaces should have activities such as regular workplace meetings, health and safety inspections, staff appraisals, active rehabilitation, and management of occupational injuries and workplace incidents. Comparable health and safety inspections are carried out for the students’ work environment, and course evaluations include questions about the physical and psychosocial work environment.
The activities of the faculty are to be carried out in functional premises that are adapted to be accessible to all students and staff to the extent this is reasonable.