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Health, safety and the environment (HSE)

Emergency numbers

Fire: 110
Police: 112
Ambulance: 113


Fire instructions

  1. Report a fire by activating a nearby fire alarm. This also alerts the Fire department.
  2. Report the fire to AHO’s  22 99 70 00
  3. Evacuate all persons threatened by smoke and fire. NB: Do not use the elevators during a fire! 
  4. Try to put out the fire. Close all windows and doors.
  5. Summit outside the main entrance door at alert the Fire brigade upon their arrival

Extended fire instructions

This instruction is together with the floor plan of AHO handed out to all new students and employees. This expanded instruction complements the instruction above, which is posted in all rooms at AHO.

Fire alarms, emergency exits etc.

  1. Orient yourself on where to find the nearest fire alarm, fire extinguisher and emergency exits. This applies regardless of your position within AHO’s localities.
  2. Emergency exits must not be obstructed
  3. Fire doors held open by magnetic hinges must not be obstructed. Other fire doors must not be forced to stay open. Closing mechanisms (door hinges etc.) must not be detached.'

Smoking and use of open fire

  1. Smoking is PROHIBITED inside AHO.
  2. The use of candles or other sources of open fire is not allowed.

Storing and use of flammable liquids etc.

  1. Storing flammable liquids is prohibited unless it is locked into affirmed fire-proof lockers.
  2. Flammable liquids such as paint, lacquer etc. must only be used in the lacquer room next to the students’ workshop on the ground floor.
  3. In the studios, flammable glue can only be used within office hours. The cleaning personnel are instructed to collect and destroy flammable items (spray cans etc.)

Electronic equipment

  1. Any source of electricity is a potential source of fire. When leaving a room, please make sure that your computer is switched off, the light is put out and no heating devices are covered.
  2. The use of water boilers, coffeemakers, hotplates etc. is allowed only when held under observation. The last person to leave a room must always ensure these devices have been switched off.

Fire alarm

  1. Whenever a fire alarm goes off, always assume that there is a real fire. Leave the building immediately. You will be given more information of what to do outside the building.
  2. The fire alarm automatically alerts the Fire department. They will immediately start their emergency call-out. If you within office hours should set of the fire alarm by accident, please contact AHO’s reception immediately. Outside of office hours the fire department will be alerted regardless.
  3. In case of a fire, all is compelled to help evacuate injured persons on request of the floor fire manager, given that the situation allows this

Violations to the fire instructions

Violations to the fire instructions may lead to a claim for damages or expulsion from AHO’s premises.

Fire protection organization

AHO has a fire protection organisation with a fire protection manager, floor managers and their substitutes

Fire protection organisation

Statsbygg is the main fire protection manager

AHO has fire protection coordinators and floor managers.

Fire protection coordinator 1: Kaissar Bakkali 
Fire protection coordinator 2: Anders Rennemo
Fire protection coordinator 3: Geir Jarle Jensen

Who is your fire protection officer? (Norwegian only)

Instructions for fire protection coordinator

The fire protection coordinators has the following assignments:

  • Constitute AHOs contact person for the owner of the building and the municipalitys fire department.
  • At all times be up-to-date on current fire regulations.
  • Ensure that AHOs localities at all times meet the standards of sufficient fire safety.
  • Inspect the localities on a regular basis and give notice of or repair violations to the fire instructions.
  • Report errors or defects on fire security technology to Statsbygg.
  • Appoint and train floor managers.
  • Carry out at least one fire drill each semester.
  • When a fire alarm goes off, the fire protection manager must immediately move towards a set place in the AHO courtyard to receive reports from the floor managers and to communicate with the fire department.
  • In case of a fire always wear visible identification (vest, jacket etc) labelled ”Brannvernleder”.
  • Keep the ”Fire manual” constantly updated and organized.

 Instructions for floor managers

  • The main task of the floor managers is to ensure that all people leave his or her assigned area in case of a fire alarm. The floor manager must deliberate whether or not it is safe to enter the floor and how long it is safe to stay.
  • All fire alarms must be perceived as real.
  • When a fire alarm goes off, the floor manager is responsible for searching the assigned area. Due to security reasons, a search must always be conducted by at least to persons.
  • Injured persons must be evacuated. Call for help if necessary.
  • If possible, all doors into the area where fire has originated must be closed.
  • If fire/smoke makes it impossible to search the floor (decided by the floor manager), this must be reported to the fire protection manager or the fire department.
  • As soon as the assigned area is searched and cleared, the floor manager must report at the assigned meeting place outside and report to the fire protection manager. 


Emergency organisation
Title Name Contact 
Head of emergency Randi Stene 988 01 538
Rector Ole Gustavsen 970 79 420
Pro-rector Rachel Troye, 905 80 905
Head of communications Trude Kleven 975 48 132
Head of academic services Ulrika Herlofsen 909 83 700
Operating technician Anders Rennemo 971 51 766
Operating technician Kaissar Bac-Al 971 47 117
Director of finance Heidi Kristiansen Holte 900 44 192
Security company Nokas 02580


On the safe side

On the Safe Side is a mobile-optimised website. It provides you with user-friendly training and advice on what you should do in emergency situations.

Crisis information

Kriseinfo.no is the official Norwegian website providing valid and secure information to the general public before, during and after a crisis. The website presents updated and coordinated information from relevant Norwegian authorities and emergency actors.

HSE for the workshops

See also the AHOs HSE pages

Incident report, workshops