Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)

Where do we need a PEEP?

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) are individualised plans that supplement the overall building evacuation plans and aim to address any specific needs of any person who may require assistance to evacuate a given premises in the event of an emergency.

What is involved?

Relevant disabilities or temporary conditions may cause people to have a variety of impairments. These may affect mobility, visual, hearing or cognitive abilities. 

Such impairments will often make evacuating a building in an emergency situation safely and in a reasonable time more challenging. Arrangements that may facilitate the evacuation of people with impairments may include:

  • Adapted alarm systems.
  • Adapted fire instructions.
  • Improved signage and orientation aids in the building.
  • Additional handrails.
  • Refuge points.
  • Evacuation lifts.
  • The provision of staff assistance.


  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO)
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Equality Act 2010


  • It is essential that staff designated to provide assistance are suitably trained.
  • Equipment to be used (such as evacuation chairs) are maintained in a good condition.
  • Provide resources accordingly and implement arrangements.
  • Provide appropriate training and ensure staff competence.
  • Carry out regular drills and practice runs.
  • Ensure any evacuation equipment and installations are maintained.
  • Review the plans regularly to ensure they remain relevant and suitable.

If you need any assistance in creating a PEEP, fire safety training (both online or face to face) or help in conducting a site Fire Risk Assessment then email to discuss.

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