Human Resources

Health and Safety

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

What is a PEEP?

A PEEP is a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan. It is a bespoke 'escape plan' for individuals who may not be able to reach an ultimate place of safety unaided or within a satisfactory period of time in the event of any emergency.

Who needs a PEEP?

PEEPs may be required for staff with:

  • Mobility impairments
  • Sight impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Other circumstances

 A temporary PEEP may be required for:

  • Short term injuries (i.e. broken leg)
  • Temporary medical conditions
  • Those in the later stages of pregnancy

The underlying question in deciding whether a PEEP is necessary is "can you evacuate the building unaided, in a prompt manner, during an emergency situation?" If the answer is "no", then it is likely that a PEEP is needed.


Staff Members - What to do?

If you need assistance evacuating from a building, even temporarily, it is your responsibility to inform and complete a PEEP with your line manager. The completion of the PEEP will decide upon the best escape plan for you in an emergency.  This PEEP needs to be reviewed on a regular basis.

For more advice on PEEPs please see PEEP Procedure for Staff

Students – What to do?

PEEPs for students are organised by the Additional Support and Disability Advice department (ASDAC). If you think you need a PEEP and have not already got one in place please contact ASDAC.


Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) [Word (.doc) - 47.5KB Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:47:00 GMT]

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) example [Acrobat (.pdf) - 72.1KB Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:46:00 GMT]

Technical Guidance Note - FS04: PEEP Evacuation Matrix [Acrobat (.pdf) - 236KB Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:00:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note FS07: Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) Procedure for Staff [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:01:00 BST]

Technical Guidance Note FS08: Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) Procedure for Students [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:01:00 BST]