Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS) Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS)

The aim of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is to provide people who cannot get themselves out of a building unaided during an emergency situation, with a managed arrangement to evacuate the building.  In particular this will be the case for persons who are unable to use fire escape staircases.

If you need a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to access an area of a university building, contact either:

  • the Fire Safety Officer, University Safety Services on who has responsibility for developing and reviewing all PEEPs


  • the member of staff responsible for organising the event or activity you will be attending

The following documents document the university's arrangements for the evacuation of persons with disabilities, and provide information for establishing PEEPs.

If a person is unable to use stairs to access a room, then that room is not accessible to them because they have no means of escape in the event of a fire. 

Rooms that are centrally bookable (via Room Bookings) and that are accessible to persons unable to use a staircase are identified on the Room Bookings online system.