The Chemistry Department has, according to its bylaws, an institution which is responsible the safety and health of the collaborators in our building, i.e. the safety and health committee. It has the task to assure that the safety infrastructure works correctly, accidents are prevented from occuring, and the members of the departement are properly trained.

Documents in connection with safety


What to do after an accident?

  • Small accidents: Complete the form (german, french) and send to Anne Schuwey or Niclolas Hoyler.
  • Severe accidents: Contact Anne Schuwey.

Currently the following persons constitute this committee:

Prof. Marco Lattuada President of the Safety Committee
  Representative of the physical chemistry
Prof. Fabio Zobi President of the Safety Committee (ad interim)
  Representative of the inorganic chemistry
Anne Schuwey Vice president, safety responsable
  Representative of the technical and administratif staff
Prof. Natalie Banerji Representative of the physical chemistry
Prof. Andreas Kilbinger Representative of the organical chemistry
Maja Ivanovic Secretary of the Safety Committee
Dr. Priscilla Brunetto Representative of the Fromm group and the Bio lab
Michaël Badoux Representative of the graduate students and assistants
Samuel Peterer Representative of the undergraduates
Nicolas Hoyler Safety officer of the science faculty
Thomas Werren Head of security for the university

The committee meets about every six weeks and discusses past incicents, planned activities and measures to improve the safety and occupational health in our building.

If you notice a gap or an error with regard to the issues for which the safety committee is responsible, please announce this to a member of the committee, so we can take the necessary measures to improve the situation.

The activities in connection with safety (courses, inspection tours etc.) will be announced on the department website and on this page, whenever dates have been set.

Another instance that is pivotal for the safety is the first intervention group, which kicks into action when an alarm has been triggered. Members of this group can locate where the alarm originated, run there, assess the situation and then take appropriate measures (for example they can quit the alarm, to prevent the fire brigade from rushing to our department). The members of this group have all received thorough training in first aid, firefighting etc. Next to the faculty's five janitors this group includes:

  • Anne Schuwey
  • Fredy Nydegger
  • Michel Piccand
  • Olivier Graber

Departement of Chemistry   -   Chemin du Musée 9    -   CH-1700 Fribourg   -  Phone +41 26 / 300 87 00 or +41 26 / 300 87 30   -   Fax +41 26 / 300 97 38    -