Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS) in Education Settings – update March 2022

This is a reminder that all School staff, pupils and students who have impaired hearing, sight, or mobility (whether it is permanent or temporary) must have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) in place for their place of work or education.

The person who ‘owns’ the PEEP should have full involvement as it’s completed. Line managers or Headteachers should complete staff PEEPs, and for pupils, the person who knows them best, either their class teacher or similar staff member. The individual or their parents / carers should also agree the document. Completion can be done in conjunction with the Premises Responsible Person / Headteacher who will be able to assist with the process.

This approach is part of Suffolk County Council’s legal and moral obligations to protect employees and pupils, and to have suitable control measures in place in the event of an emergency or indeed an evacuation.

The PEEP must be reviewed when there is a change of circumstance, a related incident, change of employment, or indeed when no longer required.

For further advice and guidance regarding the completion of the PEEP please visit the Fire Safety page on Suffolk Learning where updated documents can be found. You can also contact nina.bickerton@suffolk.gov.uk as your SHaW Advisor, or your Fire Risk Assessor.