Guidance for staff on student administration and support
A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is used to document how people will be evacuated when they have difficulty responding to a fire alarm or escaping from a building unaided, in the event of an emergency.
PEEPs are particularly relevant for some students (or indeed staff) with mobility and/or sensory impairments (visual/hearing). Additionally, depending on the nature/severity of the impairment, in some limited circumstances it might be relevant to create a PEEP for students with other disability types. For example, severe PTSD or an autism spectrum condition where an alarm could be triggering or distressing/disorientating.
Each PEEP must be specific to the individual, their needs and the buildings which they use. It must consider the following points:
Not all risk can be completely mitigated, but it can be managed by identifying areas where evacuation might be problematic, and providing the student with information, instructions and helpful points of contact.
A PEEP should be completed before the student starts their course, or at the earliest possible stage.
PEEPs: Guidance for Disability Coordinators
PEEP template developed by the University Safety Office
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