The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005
The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order of 2005 also stated that employers and non-domestic premises owners have a legal duty to ensure that all people who visit their buildings (staff and visitors) can reach a ‘place of total safety’ in the event of a fire.
For those who are deemed vulnerable, a bespoke Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan is required. This is an escape plan to follow for any individual who may require extra assistance when exiting a building during an emergency.
Who needs a PEEP?
In order to determine who would need a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan, you need to ask yourself: “Is this person able to leave the building unaided in the event of an emergency?”
If the answer is no, you will need to put together a bespoke plan. A bespoke plan may be required for anyone with an impairment or disability, such as:
- Mobility impairment
- Sight impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Mental health conditions
- Other circumstances, such as pregnancy or injury
As every case is unique, anyone who needs a plan should be provided with one which suits their requirements.
A personal plan should include information about:
- Assistance offered by others
- Equipment and training requirements
- Safe routes and refuge
- Multiple-occupancy premises
How we can help
As experienced fire safety experts, we have in-depth experience in preparing and reviewing Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans for those who require them, from small offices to extensive, multi-storey buildings. We will inspect your premises and design a thorough fire evacuation plan which will address the specific fire evacuation requirements of your business.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans Reports
Following our assessment, we will provide you with a complete report. The report will be specific to your premises and will contain a pre-planned fire evacuation procedure.
As always, our reports are thorough and easy to follow, as we know how important it is to be able to follow advice in the event of an emergency situation.