Safety and security
KTH’s safety function consists of KTH’s Head of Security and the security group. The function handles security issues from a strategic and an operational perspective, maintains the authority’s security preparedness and is the convener of KTH’s crisis management group.
The strategic security assignment through KTH’s Head of Security includes, among other things, KTH’s security policy with guidelines, security planning, risk management, the government agency’s agreement on flammable products and radiation sources, and safeguards. Contact with government agencies such as the Swedish Police Authority, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Greater Stockholm Fire Department, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency and the Stockholm Municipality’s Social Welfare Office.
The operational security assignment through the security group includes physical security with a focus on entry, perimeter protection, surveillance, systematic fire safety work, alarms and security planning.
The function provides the government agency with services including safety information and safety courses, insurance issues, risk analyses, fire safety and evacuation issues, entry and access card cases, security guards and alarm issues, perimeter protection, keys and locks, security planning, police reports and cases relating to crime and investigations, and security advisors for the transport of hazardous goods.
Other services handled by the function are security issues linked to students and student welfare. Applications and permits for events, gatherings and alcohol permits, safety information for new arrivals and upon admission.
The Head of Security and security group have close collaboration and interact in the crossover area for strategic and operational issues. Collaboration includes, among other things, KTH’s security policy, KTH’s planning documentation for safety and fire, security planning and project planning, security preparedness and student welfare issues from a security perspective.