Lighting

The Janitor's Office is responsible for and takes care of replacing broken fluorescent lamps and other indoor light sources. Report problems with emergency lighting, outdoor and stairwell lighting to Akademiska Hus.

Corridors and stairwells

Some light fixtures, such as emergency and LED lighting, are supplied with uninterrupted electricity and always remain on. Other light fixtures are switched on and off with switches or by time control devices controlled by Akademiska Hus computer system.

Lecture rooms

Switches with a timer function at the entrance control the lighting (including the audiovisual [AV] panel and socket for the overhead projector) in most premises. The timer turns the lights off automatically after two hours. If this happens, the switch must be pressed again to switch on the lights. With the timer switch activated, the lighting in the room can be controlled selectively with switches in the AV panel.

Computer-/terminal rooms

A switch with a timer function located at the entrance to the room controls lighting and electrical outlets on the AV panel and recessed in the floor. Cord-operated switches on each lighting fixture control the lighting directed upward and downward.

Laboratories

A switch at the entrance to the premises turns lights on and off. The various light fixtures can be individually adjusted with cord switches, provided the main switch at the entrance is turned on. The location of the light fixtures can be easily adjusted. If you wish to do so, please contact the Janitor's Office for assistance.

Offices

A switch at the door turns lights on and off. The various light fixtures can be individually adjusted (light directed upwards and downwards) with cord switches.

STAFF BICYCLES

Campus Management at Polacksbacken has four employee bicycles for staff employed in the Campus Management area.

  1. Bicycle no. 1 electric bicycle. The key marked No. 1.
  2. Bicycle no. 2 electric bicycle. The key marked No. 2.
  3. Bicycle no. 3 Standard bicycle. The key marked No. 3.
  4. Bicycle no. 4 Standard bicycle. The key marked No. 4.

Bicycles are booked in TimeEdit via equipment reservation.

Before your bike ride:

The bicycle key, bicycle helmet, high visibility vest, extra chain lock and battery, when applicable, can be picked up in room 1005 in Ångström Laboratory (next to the reception). Use a personal campus card for access to the room. The electric bicycle’s keys are used in the bicycle’s regular lock and to secure/release the battery.

► You can read the manual for the electric bicycles here (in Swedish only). The manual is available in room 1005.

The employee bikes are parked under Campus Management’s covered bike parking at the end of Ångström Laboratory Building 2. The bikes are locked there in the bicycle stand with a chain/cable lock attached to the bicycle’s regular lock.

Keep in mind during your bike ride:

The extra chain lock is to be brought along when using the employee bike and used to lock it when parked. The extra chain lock is then secured in/around the selected bicycle stand and then in the regular bicycle lock at the bicycle’s rear wheel.

After the bike ride:

The bicycle is parked under Campus Management’s covered bike parking at the end of Ångström Laboratory Building 2 and is securely locked to the bicycle stand with the affixed chain lock in the regular bicycle lock at the bicycle’s rear wheel.

The bicycle key, bicycle helmet, high visibility vest, extra chain lock and, when applicable, the battery are returned in room 1005 in Ångström Laboratory (next to the reception), where the battery, if any, is connected to a battery charger.

We ask that you leave the bicycle and its accessories in the same condition as you would want to find them at your next ride.

Problems with a bike?

If you detect any malfunction of employee bicycles and their accessories, report this immediately to Campus Management or by e-mail: fel@polacksbacken.uu.se

Campus Management can also assist the area’s units with repairs of their own employee bicycles in accordance with a decision the Campus Management Board 150904.

ELECTRICAL OUTLETS & POWER SUPPLY

The construction of Ångström Laboratory, great emphasis has included high-quality electrical systems for both personal safety and equipment. A five-wire power distribution system has been installed, which means that a neutral conductor and protective grounding terminal are connected in a single point but separated with high insulation resistance in general. To avoid interruptions and faulty connections to the system, devices connected to the system need to also have a neutral conductor and protective grounding insulated from each other with the same high insulation distance.

The insulation distance in the devices is to be at least 250 kiloohms, measured with two consecutive overcurrent protectors and supplementary equipment. All measurements of the insulation should be done accurately and with the same methodology. In addition, measurement protocols should be used for the entire facility. If insulation values are too low, corrective action is to be taken immediately before any faults further complicate the situation.

There are a large number of distribution boxes in the building, all of which are monitored by a computer. If equipment that does not meet the requirements is connected to the power supply system, this will set off an alarm in this computer.

230V electrical outlet

The fixed 230V outlets are grouped into Standard, Data and UPS (green signs) and have separate fuses. The Data outlets are intended for sensitive equipment such as computers and the like; the UPS outlets are only for equipment requiring uninterrupted power; and for other equipment, standard outlets are used.

Other outlets

The laboratories and some other areas have a track system (KB system) mounted on the ceiling. Electrical sockets for 1-phase 10A and 3-phase 16A, which contain automatic fuses, are suitable for all laboratory equipment and can easily be mounted in the desired location. 32A sockets in laboratories are connected to the track system via cable and sockets connected to the power supply. For lighting fixtures, special outlets are to be used.

In laboratories, outlets should be preceded by a 30mA earth fault switch. Outlets for 16A requiring an earth fault switch are to be connected via the laboratory central distribution box; outlets with 32A rated current are connected via miniature circuit breakers. Outlets exceeding 63A do not have earth fault switches.

Fuses

All fuses, with the exception of electrical sockets for the KB track system, are located in locked electrical niches near the respective premises. Only personnel from Akademiska Hus have access to these niches. If a fuse fails, contact the Janitor's Office, which forwards the notification, or you can contact Akademiska Hus directly.

INDOOR CLIMATE

A good indoor climate is important for a conducive work environment. Campus Polacksbacken has premises with great variations in age and equipment. See what applies to your office below.

Ventilation

At the Information Technology Centre and in parts of Ångström Laboratory, the ventilation system is turned off in evenings and on weekends to save energy. If necessary, the ventilation can be turned on for two hours at a time. You can do this by pressing a button marked “Förlängd ventilation” (Extended ventilation).

Information Technology Centre

The room cooling system is controlled with the cooling regulator at the door. Before you go on holiday, it is good to raise the temperature setting on the cooling regulator. When the arrow points to red, the room is not cooled unnecessarily.

Windows at ITC can be opened in several ways for ventilation. Both exterior and interior windows can be opened. Use the window latches that are on the outside to raise the exterior pane so it does not slam shut. Exterior windows need to be closed when the room is not in use and when it is raining to avoid damage to the windows and the windowsill.

Extended ventilation at ITC
When working outside of 8:00 to 17:00, you may need to turn on the ventilation.

  • Buildings 1 and 2: Ventilation can be started with the two buttons next to the distribution box in the corridor. (With the southern button, ventilation is started in the southern half of the building and vice versa.)
  • Building 4: Ventilation of the building is started with the button next to the WCs in the middle of the building.
  • Building 6: There are rooms here where ventilation always needs to be started manually. To do this, press and hold the ventilation button for about 10 seconds. Ventilation can be turned off in the same way when you leave the premises.
  • The auditorium has automatic ventilation.

Ångström Laboratory

Temperature and ventilation are regulated with the same controls, which are calibrated in degrees. At the set temperature there is a basic flow of air that is usually sufficient. As the temperature of the expelled air rises, the air flow to the room gradually increases. When or if the temperature becomes 2° C above the set value, the air flow is at its peak.

Download the PDF by clicking the picture.

Extended ventilation at Ångström Laboratory
When working outside of 8:00 to 17:00, you may need to turn on the ventilation.

  • In Building 2 there is one button per floor in the middle of the corridor.
  • In Building 1 between Buildings 2 and 4, between Buildings 4 and 6, between Buildings 6 and 8, between Building 8 and the south entrance.
  • With the button, ventilation can be started in the building where it is situated.
  • In Buildings 3–8 the ventilation is always on.

OFFICE FURNITURE

Campus Management is responsible for basic furnishings of all offices. If additional or other furniture is needed, the department needs to pay for it. This is in accordance with a decision by the Campus Management Board.

Standard furniture in writing rooms and offices

All furniture is purchased based on the prevailing contractual agreement for governmental furniture purchases (see www.avropa.nu). Campus Management offers the following:

  • Desk (rectangular, any size between 120–180 X 80 cm)
  • Drawers (on wheels)
  • Wall-mounted shelves (in the desired dimensions)
  • Office chair
  • Writing board (whiteboard, 110 X 80 cm)
  • Notice board (110 X 80 cm)
  • Workplace lighting (fluorescent light fixture suspended from ceiling)
  • Trash can
  • Recycled paper container

Unfortunately, Campus Management cannot have all these furnishings available in the storeroom at all times, so advance planning when ordering is important. For example, it can take up to six weeks for a supplier to deliver a desk.

CLEANING Services

Everyone is able to clean up unexpected messes. On each floor there is a small cleaning space to which all personnel have access. There you will find rags and buckets, and Ångström also has vacuum cleaner hoses and shop vacs. If you need to vacuum up water, contact cleaning or the Janitor's Office.

The cleaning unit at the Building Division has ultimate responsibility for the cleaning. Eva Blomqvist is responsible for cleaning services in the area.

Information Technology Centre

The office of the cleaning staff is on floor 0 in Building 4.

Ångström Laboratory

The office of the cleaning staff is in room 1K1123.

Support for disabilities

Employees with disabilities at Uppsala University are entitled to reasonable support and adaptive measures in their work needs. Students with a permanent disability that becomes an obstacle in their studies also have the right to support during the time they are studying at the University. Below you will find links to relevant information. Equipment that can be helpful is listed further down on this page.

Information Technology Centre

  • Car parking spaces for people with disabilities are located outside Buildings 1, 2, 5 and 6
  • Entrances on the ground floor with a lift are in Building 1, south entrance, and Building 2, north entrance
  • At Building 4 a ramp of paving stones leads to the entrance with a lift

Ångström Laboratory

  • Parking for the disabled is available at the southern entrance to Ångström Laboratory

OTHER EQUIPMENT

Campus Management on Campus Polacksbacken provides various equipment that can be of help at large events and the like.

Document Cameras

A simple document Camera that enables you to photograph or film paper documents and share these in a digitalt meetingte (via Zoom or Skype or the like) elleror on a bg screen in a meeting or lecture. The camera is called "HUE HD Pro" ochand connects to your computer via the USB port.


Poster Screens

Campus Management has two alternatives for poster screens. Posters are to be pinned up on the screens.

  • Paper screens in three sections that are 190 cm high x 79 cm wide per section
  • Poster screens with an aluminium frame for dimensions of 1005 x 1400 mm.

Poster screens can be booked at the reception. Note that the poster screens may not be removed from Polacksbacken. Uppsala University/Academy Conference have poster screens for rental outside the campus area.


Amplifiers

A cart with microphone, amplifier and speakers can be booked in TimeEdit by selecting Utrustningsbokning (Equipment booking) in the menu. Campus Management has three amplifiers for loan, two units at Ångström (in room 10202) and one unit at ITC (in room 1214).

Contact the Janitor's Office for assistance and transport of the cart, if needed.


Mentometers (Clickers)

Campus Management has five sets of mentometers for loan that can be booked in TimeEdit by selecting Utrustningsbokning (Equipment booking) in the menu: 

  • Ångström: 3 sets: RED, GREEN and BLACK, with 50 mentometers per set
  • ITC: 2 sets: BLUE and ORANGE, with 50 mentometers per set

The mentometers are of the ResonseCard RF type. You do not need a line-of-sight view for communication between the handheld unit and receiver unit. The range is about 60 metres, with a bi-directional signal. Two units are kept at Ångström (in room 10202) and two units at ITC (in room 1214). Contact the Janitor's Office for assistance in installing mentometers, if needed.


Hearing loops

Campus Management has four sets with accessories for the hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) for loan, two units at Ångström and two units at ITC.

Ångström Laboratory: The following rooms have a hearing loop installed that is activated when you start the AV equipment (microphones/body mikes are available):

  • 10101 (Siegbahn Hall)
  • 10132 (Hägg Hall)
  • 10134 (Polhem Hall)

These rooms have a hearing loop through an accessory/microphone that can be obtained from the technology storeroom (1012):

Classrooms 6K1113, 2002, 2003, 2004, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 80109, 80115
Lecture rooms 2001, 2005, 4001, 80101, 80121, 80127, 4101
Computer rooms 6K1101, 6K1107


The following rooms at Ångström lack a hearing loop:

Classrooms 11167, 12167, 13167
Reading rooms 11240
Computer rooms 4102, 4103, 4104


You can pick up mobile hearing loop equipment at the reception that can be used in these rooms.

Information Technology Centre (ITC): The auditorium (6159) has a hearing loop installed that is activated when you start the AV equipment (microphones/body mikes are available). These rooms have a hearing loop through an accessory/microphone that can be obtained from the technology storeroom (1214):

Classrooms 1113, 1145, 1146, 1212, 1213, 1245, 2145, 2215, 2244, 2245, 2344, 2345
Lecture rooms 2146, 2247, 2347
Reading rooms 1112


The following rooms in the ITC area lack a hearing loop:

Classrooms 2214, 6102, 6111, 6140
Lecture rooms 1111, 1211, 1311, 2446
Computer rooms 1312D, 1313D, 1412D, 1515D, 1549D, 2315D, 2507D, 2510D, 2516D


You can pick up mobile hearing loop equipment at the reception at Ångström that can be used in these rooms.

A hearing loop through an accessory/microphone can be booked in TimeEdit: Select Utrustningsbokning (Equipment booking) in the menu. An accessory/microphone can be obtained from the technology storeroom (room 10202 at Ångström or room 1214 in the ITC area). For more information and assistance in how to use this equipment, please contact the Janitor's Office.


All equipment available for booking is listed in TimeEdit by selecting Utrustningsbokning (Equipment booking) in the menu. Reserve from the time you want to pick up the equipment until you expect to return it to the AV storeroom (room 10202 at Ångström or room 1214 in the ITC area).

To gain access to the AV storerooms authorised on your access card, you need to visit Keys and Access Card Services (next to the reception).

Last modified: 2022-03-01