Courses held by the Environment and Security unit

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Within the Environment and Security unit, there are some courses provided for employees, with the aim of facilitating and ensuring that KI offers a safe and secure work environment. The security covers both physical and local security. 

We offer courses in the following areas:


The course is given once in the autumn in Solna (english) and once in the spring in Flemmingsberg (swedish). The course aims at providing basic knowledge about biosecurity and addresses all KI who work with, or will work in the future with microorganisms, genetically modified microorganisms and cells as well as human test materials. No specific prerequisites are required.

Notification will be made by mail to

Coursedate: October 25:th 2018 in room Atrium at Campus Solna, kl 09:00 - 16:00. See invitation with more details.


Fire safety training has been procured in order to be able to offer the number of courses needed to meet KI’s needs. From autumn 2017, the Environment and Security Unit has centrally organized several courses that can be booked for you as a KI employee. You are responsible for your own booking/cancellation of the course date for "Basic Fire Education", paid by the Environment and Security Unit. 

Information security

This basic online training course gives all personnel/co-workers an understanding of the basics of information security. It provides knowledge that is also very applicable outside work. The course is intended for all personnel/co-workers at KI and should also be used as an introduction for new employees and consultants.

The course is taken in PING PONG and is available both in English and Swedish. Log in by clicking the link.

Chemical safety

  • Half day course in risk assessment of chemicals in laboratory work (swedish/english)

This is a course that is free of charge and given on request, KI departments can book chemical safety coordinator Ulrika Hallgren to hold a half-day course in risk assessment. The course can be given in Swedish or English.

There are currently no dates available for 2018 - 2019. Read more about the conditions. (Swedish) 

  • KLARA barcodes 

In this course you learn how to get started with the bar code application in KLARA. Read more about functions and the advantages using KLARA barcodes. The course is free of charge for KI staff. 

There are currently no dates available for 2018 - 2019. Read more in the invitation (about how to sign up) and course content etc.

  • Self-study course in KLARA chemical register 

This course is available and free of charge for KI staff. The course is only available in English (for now) In this course you learn how to conduct/edit a chemical register in KLARA, about the different features in the database and how to use the different tools in KLARA to extract important information. 

After examination you are qualified to be an “inventory taker”, read more about description and delegation tasks. The course starts on Mondays and a few days before the course start you will receive a course e-mail with course material, two preparatory presentations and a course document with tasks and questions to be answered, as well as a personal course login to KLARA.

You do all the work by your own computer, at work or at home, and you have up to 6 work days to finish all the tasks in the course material. Your answers on the questions, as well as the work you have done in KLARA will be the basics for examination.

Read more in the invitation about how to sign up, course content and examination.

Here are the course dates for autumn 2018:

Monday 27/8 - 3/9

Monday 24/9 - 1/10

Monday 15/10 - 22/10

Monday 5/11 - 12/11

Monday 26/11 - 3/12

Laboratory safety

Environment and sustainability work

Radiation protection

Hospital Physics provides radiation safety for hospital staff and to the Karolinska Institute.

The courses go through the laws and regulations governing radiation safety in healthcare, the rights and responsibilities you have as an employee as well as the dose limits that apply to public and staff. During the training, participants learn how to work in a radiopaque way.

For more information contact Disa Åstrand, tel: 08-517 706 15, e-mail: Times for the courses and registration see VO Hospital Physics Karolinska University Hospital.