Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

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 the 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 PEEP's please contact me.

As an employer you have a duty to make 'reasonable adjustments' and a provision to ensure the safety of staff and visitors within and during an evacuation from the premises. Don't be caught out!

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