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9.1.5 Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans


This chapter was updated in April 2015.

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) Procedure

  • An individual Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) must be drawn up for each member of staff, school student or service user who works at, resides at or regularly attends the premise and who may require assistance with evacuation. For example people with mobility or sensory impairments, people with learning difficulties or mental health problems who may not co-operate in an evacuation or people with certain medical conditions where it is difficult to move them;
  • A template is available on the Wave;
  • The PEEP should clearly and briefly state the nature of the difficulty and exactly what provisions are required to assist this person in an evacuation of the building;
  • The PEEP should be prepared in consultation with the individual (with few exceptions e.g. profound learning difficulties);
  • Where consultation with the individual is not possible, consultation should take place with family/advocates;
  • The PEEP should also detail any specific requirements or instructions that are needed after evacuation e.g. insulin, asthma inhaler, patient transport (e.g. if a wheelchair user cannot return to the building where their wheelchair has been left, they will require patient transport);
  • The provisions required in the PEEP must be put in place;
  • Alternatively these details may be added to the residents/service users care support plan;
  • All staff and temporary staff must familiarise themselves with the PEEPs;
  • The PEEP holds confidential information and must be managed in compliance with the Data Protection Act.

Click here to view PEEP for Use in Residential/Nursing Homes

Click here to view PEEP for Staff