Risk and Safety

Risk and Safety

At UFV, you’ll find everything from chem labs to classrooms to construction zones. Wherever you are — in a conference room, your favourite study spot, or walking across the parking lot — we are committed to making sure you feel safe and secure.

The Risk & Safety team encourages employees, faculty, students, and visitors to explore and make use of the resources within this website. Please help us create a culture where we all look out for each other’s safety and manage risks well.

First aid, Safewalk, room access, lost & found

Security is here to help

From workspace set-up to biosafety to working alone

Stay safe while you work & learn

Injuries, accidents, hazardous spills & near-misses

Keep us informed

Fire drills, assembly maps, floor warden how-tos

Know what to do

Risk & Safety Announcements

Campus building access

Campus building access has been modified in order to adhere to the current BC Provincial Health Officer’s orders. To find the most up-to-date campus hours and status of campus buildings, please visit:

UFV Operations - Campus building hours
UFV Status of campus facilities and services

Open with limited access - means the building perimeter doors are locked and public access is limited.

Modified hours - means that the open/close time may be adjusted to reflect current room bookings on campus.

New Safewalk signs‌

Request a security escort for any reason, any time of day.‌‌‌

UFV's Safewalk program is available 24/7 to any member of the UFV community who would like an escort to any location on our campuses. You can book your Safewalk escort ahead of time, or at a moment's notice — Security is happy to help either way.

Find out more about the Safewalk program.


New Security Call Stations

‌To improve security services on all UFV campuses, Risk & Safety are in the process of preplacing the red security phones with updated Security call stations.

If you do not find a security guard at our office, simply press the red button for a direct line to the guard on call.

Risk & Safety and Security & First Aid move

The UFV Risk & Safety Department has moved back into their original office locations:

Abbotsford Campus:
B122 – Risk & Safety
B120 – Security and First Aid

Chilliwack Campus:
A1115 – First floor, Building A
TTC1108 – First floor, Trades & Technology Centre, Building T

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