Welcome to Safety & Risk Services

Safety at SFU is in part guided by GP17 the University Health and Safety policy which states that the safety of all members of the university community as well as visitors to campus is a major concern. The policy lists responsibilities for all members of the university, including practising safety and reporting hazardous conditions and behaviours.

Safety throughout our university community and across all our campuses is a shared responsibility. We encourage everyone to take an active role by sharing observations in a timely manner on unsafe conditions or behaviours. If you need to report a safety or security incident, we are here 24/7 to take your call.

To take an active role, you can also participate in safety training (general community, research and laboratories, and workplace), join a workplace safety committee, take time to orient yourself to emergency plans and download the Snap App for emergency alerts. We offer a wide variety of safety related training for individuals, work groups and faculties, all based on SFU’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

If you are a student, contact the Simon Fraser Student Society or the Graduate Student Society to learn more about the Student Safety Group, which is co-chaired by the two student groups and the Chief Safety Officer.

Safety & Risk Services works with all parts of the University community to ensure strategies, plans and resources are in place and meet the safety needs of everyone. If you would like to learn more about us, check out our strategic focus.

If you have a suggestion on what more we could do, please let me know by contacting me at mark_lalonde@sfu.ca. I look forward to hearing from you.


Mark LaLonde

Chief Safety Officer