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:
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!