Student safety representative (studerandeskyddsombud) at KI

The Student Unions at Karolinska Institutet choose student safety representatives (studerandekyddsombud), who represent the students in work environment issues for students. The Student Unions also appoint chief student safety representatives (huvudstuderandeskyddsombud) and student safety contacs for programmes/sections (studerandeskyddsrepresentanter).

In the course Systematic work environment management for students you learn what you need to know as the chief student safety representative, student safety representative and student safety contact.

The Student Union is to appoint a student with insight into and interest in work environment issues to student safety representative.

  • Each institution constitutes a protected area within KI.
  • The student safety representative represents all students within their safety area, that is students at undergraduate and advanced level who are registered for a course for which the department is responsible as well as the department's doctoral students.
  • The student safety representative must be well acquainted with the studies and work performed within the safety area and have insight into and interest in work environment issues.
  • Student safety representatives are appointed as part of the student union's regular election process.

Student safety representative (studerandeskyddsombud)

A student safety representative is appointed by the Student Union and represents the students in work environment issues for students at departmental level. The student safety representative is primarily a partner to the study organizer in efforts with preventive environment work, but must also follow up that KI meets the requirements of the workenvironment regulations.

Chief student safety representative (huvudstuderandeskyddsombud)

The chief student safety representatives are appointed by KI's two Student Unions. The chief student safety representative will be involved in KI-overall student work environment issues, but also coordinate the activities of the local student safety representatives and represent them externally.

Student safety contacts for programmes/sections (studerandeskyddsrepresentant)

The studient union appoints a student safety contact for a program/section. The student safety contact for a program/section is a link between the students and the student safety representative at each department.

Period of office

The Student Union decides how long the period of office is for student safety representatives. Students who have been appointed safety representatives can enter or leave the assignment at any time during the current period of office.

The chief student safety representatives and the Student Unions are to have regular contact and towards the end of the period of they should plan for when new student safety representatives and student safety contacs are to be appointed.

Registration of student safety representatives

Information about who has been appointed to student safety representative and student safety contact is handled according to regular routines for student representatives. Contact Charlotta Cederberg for information about KI's register of student safety representatives. When the safety representative has been registered with the employer (KI), the chief student safety representative (huvudstuderandeskyddsombud) sends a written confirmation of this to the affected student safety representative (studerandeskyddsombud). Only when a student safety representative is properly notified to the employer do they get the right to act in the mission in accordance with the Work Environment Act. Please note that the student safety representative him-/herself notifies his/her head of department.

If a student safety representative resigns prematurely

If a student safety representative resigns during the year, he or she is responsible for informing the Student Union by contacting the chief student safety representative who informs the student unions by sending an email to the Student Union's shared mailbox

Election of chief student safety representative (huvudstuderandeskyddsombud)

Chief student safety representatives are appointed by the Student Union in the same way as other student representatives. The protection areas for KI's two chief student safety representatives are divided as follows:

  • The Medical Association (MF) for all educations at undergraduate, advanced level and postgraduate level at KI with the exception for education at undergraduate and advanced level within the educational assignment for the Department of Dentistry.
  • The Dental Association (OF) for education at the undergraduate and advanced level within the educational assignment for the Department of Dentistry.

For further information, contact the chief student safety representatives.

Chief student safety representativen(huvudstuderandeskyddsombud)

When there are several student safety representatives at a workplace, one of them must be appointed as the chief student safety representative. His/her task is to coordinate the activities of the student safety representatives and to represent the student safety representatives externally. The chief student safety representative works at the entire workplace and must, for example, work with issues that concern more than one safety area.

Chief student safety representative for the Medical Association (MF) for all educations at undergraduate, advanced level and postgraduate level at KI except education at undergraduate and advanced level within the educational assignment for the Departmentof Dentistry.

Chief student safety representative for the Swedish Dental Association (OF) for education at the undergraduate and advanced level within the educational assignment for the Department of Dentistry.

Student safety representatives (studerandeskyddsombud) & Student safety contacts for programmes/sections (studerandeskyddsrepresentanter)

Student safety representative for the Medical Association (MF)

Student safety representative for the Swedish Dental Association (OF)