Flammable products is an umbrella term for flammable gases, flammable liquids and fire-reactive substances.
Permits for the University
Uppsala University has permits to handle flammable products. The permits are administered by the chemical coordinator. The Vice-Chancellor is the permit holder for all of the University’s permits and has designated the relevant head of department/equivalent as the director for handling within his or her department/equivalent.
The permits are connected to the property, which effectively means that each campus area in which the University handles flammable goods has its own permit. Uppsala University must comply with the terms and conditions of the permit.
The permits that we have, with one exception, are valid until 2025-10-15. the terms and condition can be found in the Guidelines for handling of flammable products, see below.
A list of directors must be kept up to date and reported to the fire services/rescue services. The directors are the head of departments/equivalent and the chemical officers of each department. The list is administred by the chemical coordinator Annie Engström.
The handling of flammable products should be handled according to the Procedure for the handling of flammable products stipulated by the university administration. Changes in accordance with the provisions for the handling of flammable gases and flammable aerosols (MSBFS 2020:1) have not yet been included in the precedure. In the meantime you can read the provision from MSB's webpage (in Swedish).
If there are questions that you don't find the answers to in the guidelines, please contact the chemical coordinator Annie Engström.
Information about how to handle flammable products can also be found on the webpage of Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (mainly in Swedish though).
Major changes must be communicated to the campus manager at relevant campus and also to the chemical coordinator Annie Engström. Examples of changes to be reported are:
- Change in quantity of flammable products
- Relocation of flammable products
- Changes in who are the directors at the department
More information: Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency