About this website
This website offers safety courses and tests for everyone working in the faculty of physics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) at Garching research campus, and everyone working at the LMU Laboratory for Extreme Photonics (LEX Photonics) and the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA). You will also find answers to frequently asked questions regarding safety topics, emergency help and important contact information. The other variation of this website is addressed to people working in the department of attosecond physics of the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ).
Working at the university as a student or an employee offers a great variety of tasks and responsibilities. To make our work and our surroundings (office or laboratory) safe and user-friendly, the LMU is well organised. The administrative department "Arbeitssicherheit und Nachhaltigkeit (AuN)" is the central contact for safety at work, fire safety, biosafety, environmental safety and radiation safety for staff and supervisors. On their website they offer information on these topics in a general context.
Besides this central department with dedicated specialists for each safety area, there are local safety representatives at each chair who serve as your first contact person if you have questions beyond the scope of this Safety Centre. You should never hesitate to contact them.
In general, your work should be as safe and comfortable as possible. In order to achieve this, there are strict instructions for you to be aware of and follow. Therefore you must pass all the safety courses relating to work safety, laser safety and radiation safety that apply to you, before you start working at the LMU (regardless of whether only in an office, or also in the laboratory). The tests have to be repeated annually and you will receive a reminder email four weeks before your test becomes invalid.