Safety belongs to us all

The key words of safety and security work at Karelia University of Applied Sciences are planning and preparation, and good cooperation with all the members of the higher education community. The basis for all activities is anticipatory safety work and continuous development of higher education safety and security as part of the everyday activities. Identification of possible risks, risk assessment, and risk management form the basis for safety and security work, which means that safety and security risks related to our operations are assessed, processed and monitored regularly.

Organisation of safety and security work

The President of Karelia UAS and the Director of Administration and Finance are responsible for safety management at the UAS. The Director of Administration and Finance also works as the Safety Manager of Karelia UAS. In addition, Karelia UAS has a designated Safety Team responsible for managing UAS safety and security and for the preparations for possible threats and crises, and for the procedures and measures required for acute situations, and for crisis communication.

Every one of us is responsible for a safe work and study environment

The safety measures of Karelia UAS are meant for protecting the staff, students, service producers, visitors and other people moving around on campus premises.

Personal safety is ensured by organising e.g. safety and security walks and lessons, first aid courses, initial fire extinguishing training, and exiting practices, which are based on an annual training and orientation plan. Both the staff, students and other people operating on campus premises participate in these trainings.

All people moving around on Karelia UAS campus premises can report a safety observation. The observations may concern the premises or the equipment, walkways inside or outside campus buildings, courtyards or parking areas, or people moving around on the campus, whether they are members of the UAS community or outsiders. You can report the safety observation on Karelia UAS intranet (staff, students) or by using a QR code, or by sending email to turvallisuus(at) The observation is submitted to the Karelia UAS Safety Team, which handles all the safety observations and takes the necessary measures.

Tikkarinteen turvallisuusvideo Safety and security video / Tikkarinne campus

Wärtsilän turvallisuusvideo Safety and security video / Wärtsilä campus

Contact information:

Safety Manager, p. +358 50 361 7864, email: turvallisuus(at)

Person in Charge of Data Protection, p. +358 50 349 7097, email: tietosuoja(at)