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 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.

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. Employee and the principal/manager in consultation with the area Warden (where applicable), will prepare the PEEP.

If employee has a temporary condition that may impede evacuation it is important to inform the principal/manager that the assistance is required. If there is a condition/disability that does not normally affect employees work but might be a problem in an evacuation situation, the principal/manager needs to be informed so that a suitable arrangement can be made.

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

Reviewed 05 January 2021

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