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.


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.


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.

Electrical outlets and power supply

In the construction of the 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.


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 Ångström Laboratory has premises with great variations in age and equipment. See what applies to your office below.


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).

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.

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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 Campus Management offers the following:

  • Desk (rectangular, any size between 120–180 X 80 cm)
  • Drawers (on wheels)
  • Wall-mounted shelves
  • Office chair
  • Writing board (whiteboard, 110 X 80 cm)
  • Notice board (110 X 80 cm)
  • Workplace lighting (fluorescent light fixture suspended from ceiling)
  • 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 equipment

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 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. Allan Parkkila is responsible for cleaning services in the Ångström Laboratory.


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.

Parking for the disabled is available at the southern entrance to Ångström Laboratory and next to house 17, 18 and 19 (the red villas).

Last modified: 2023-01-31