The safe evacuation of all staff, students and visitors is the responsibility of the University. This section details specific requirements for anyone who may require assistance to perceive a fire alarm signal or need support in building evacuation.
Safe evacuation procedures for persons that require assistance must be pre-planned, identify the needs of the individual and make proper arrangements for their support.
Written instructions and, where necessary, training, are essential in ensuring suitable procedures are followed and that relevant members of staff and/or students are aware of the existence of such procedures.
Process for staff
The record of arrangements for personal evacuation for staff will be a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP). A PEEP should be produced with the active participation of the affected person.
Whether you are a new starter or an existing staff member with a new condition which may impact on your safe evacuation, please complete the PEEP questionnaire and send it to the University Health and Safety Department. Your line manager will support you in the practical implementation of the PEEP.
Process for students
If a student requires a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP), whether they are commencing or continuing their studies, please contact the Disability Team.
Process for visitors
All visitors to the University are to follow the Visitor Guidance.
University staff hosting any visitor on campus must complete the Visitor Register Form. They must also provide visitors with information on the Emergency Procedures prior to their visit and remind them of these requirements when they arrive to the campus.
Hosts should also discuss with their visitor, any additional assistance that may be required, for example, specific arrangements needed to ensure the visitor is safely able to evacuate a building, prior to their arrival and to ensure this is put in place during their visit. Information on arrangements for any visitor who may require some form of assistance to safely evacuate are detailed in Generic Emergency Evacuation Plans (GEEP).
Generic Emergency Evacuation Plans (GEEP)
The purpose of a GEEP is to ensure that appropriate procedures have been considered for visitors to the University that may require assistance in an evacuation or emergency. GEEPs have been produced for all campuses and buildings, including accommodation, where visitors who may require some form of assistance are likely to be in attendance.
Hosts can refer to the GEEPs for relevant buildings through the Downloads section which can be shared with their visitor prior to their arrival. They must also be briefed on the arrangements specific to their location when they arrive to the campus.