VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering (VSB-TUO, FSE)


Address /
Contact person

17 Listopadu 15
708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Dr. Ales Bernatik, ales.bernatik(at)vsb.cz


The Faculty of Safety Engineering is concerned with:

  • pedagogical activities
  • expert and advisory activities
  • research and scientific activities
  • performance of contracts based on contract research

The Faculty provides the mentioned services especially in the areas of risk research and management, fire protection, occupational and process safety, industrial safety, major accident prevention, safety and security planning, protection of population in natural disasters, protection of critical infrastructure, safety and security services, environmental safety and security and safety of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies




Other: Safety

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Fire Risks














Main Products / Services

The Faculty of Safety Engineering provides structured studies and offers studies in all three types of degree programmes – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes.

In the specialist area the Faculty provides the preparation of expert opinions in the fields of fire protection and occupational safety, advisory activities in the field of safety engineering and implementation of specialist contracts in the form of contract research.

Technical background of the Faculty makes it possible to determine and verify the fire-technical characteristics of solid materials and liquid materials, lower and upper explosive limits of dust-air and gas-air mixtures, composition of materials using the thermogravimetric analysis, composition of products of combustion, parameters of automatic fire detection and alarm systems and electronic security alarm systems, and parameters of water extinguishing systems. 







Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • SfP 984430 - Continuous monitoring and evaluation of slope deformation hazards in Uzbekistan using modern remote sensing techniques
  • COST - Detailed Chemical Kinetic Models for Cleaner Combustion, www.cost.eu/domains_actions/cmst/Actions/CM0901
  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • Many national projects in Safety and Security areas



Why we joined EU-VRi?

FSE decided to joint EU-VRi a few years ago. Main goal was to propose services of the Faculty for international cooperation in area of Safety and Security.