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.
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