Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

The latest Australian Standards for Planning for Emergencies in Facilities recommends that occupants requiring assistance to evacuate in an emergency should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP).

A PEEP is a tool to assist employees should they wish to complete one. It is a practical measure to ensure appropriate actions are taken for the individual in an emergency, where an employee requires additional or specific assistance to evacuate the building. The customised document provides the framework for the planning and provision of emergency evacuation of a person with a disability requiring assistance. Developing a PEEP is not mandatory and is developed by the employee if they wish.

The plan will outline a specific procedure to be followed in the event of an evacuation and will also state the designated person(s) to assist in the evacuation. The employee will lead the development of the PEEP in consultation with their and the manager and in consultation with the Chief or Floor Warden (where applicable), will prepare the PEEP. A copy of the PEEP should only be provided to the Warden and the employees buddy/designated person(s) to assist in the evacuation.

For more information, see: Employee personal emergency evacuation plan templateExternal Link

Chapter of the Disability and Reasonable Adjustment Policy about personal emergency evacuation plan

Reviewed 07 March 2023

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