General

  • Where are you based for most of your time at College?

  • On which days are you expected in College?

  • Are you aware of the emergency procedures for the areas where you are based?

  • Can you hear the fire alarm in the areas where you work or are based?

  • Can you move quickly in the event of an emergency?

  • Are you able to use stairs to enter/leave buildings without difficulty?

  • Could you raise the alarm if you discovered a fire?

  • Are you able to leave your work area without assistance in the event of an emergency?

  • If assistance is needed, do you have a nominated person to help you in an emergency?

  • Is this arrangement a formal one?

  • Are you always in easy contact with those who are designated to help you?

Hearing impairment

  • Can you hear the fire alarm under normal circumstances?

  • Do you have adequate devices to allow you to hear the alarm clearly?

    If 'no', please make a note below of any special or purpose designed device that could assist you in hearing the alarm more clearly.

  • Are there sufficient measures in place that would assist you in leaving the building safely in the event of an emergency?

    If 'no', please make a note below of what additional measures could help:
    For example:
    Would visual alarm indicators help?
    Would written emergency procedures help?
    Would emergency procedures with BSL interpretation help?
    Would an assistant/buddy system help?

  • Are you happy that all issues are covered above?
    If 'no', please make a note of any additional concerns below

Visual impairment

  • Are you able to leave the area/building safely in the event of an emergency?

  • Are you able to move around the building without aids or assistance?
    If 'no', please make a note of the equipment or support that you have access to - this could include use of a cane, guide dog, support worker etc

  • Under normal circumstances, how long does it take you to leave the area/building using your current support methods?

  • Are there sufficient measures in place to assist you in leaving the area/building in the event of an emergency?
    If 'no', make a note below of any additional measures that may be of assistance.

    These could include:
    Emergency procedures in Braille, audible methods, large print, tactile floor surfaces, signage etc

  • Are you happy that all issues have been covered above?
    If 'no', please make a note of any additional concerns below

Mobility impairment

  • Can you leave the building unassisted?
    If 'no' what support is necessary to assist you?
    This could include:
    Use of a wheelchair, or use of a support person etc

  • If you use a wheelchair, are you able to leave the chair and move short distances if required?

  • Is your wheelchair a standard size and able to fit through standard size doors?

  • Have you ever been shown how an evac chair operates to assist you in leaving the area in an emergency?
    If 'no', please make a note below to provide information about:
    Would you be able to use a chair if required?
    Would you like a familiarisation session to show you how they work?

  • Has the concept of 'fire refuge points' been explained to you?

  • If necessary, would you find it acceptable to use a fire refuge point?

  • Do you have access to a support person or buddy who would assist you and stay with you in an emergency?

  • Are there sufficient measures in place to assist you in leaving the area in the event of an emergency? If 'no', please make a note below of any additional measures that you feel would assist you.

    These could include: relocation of the class to a ground floor level, implementing buddy systems, provision of emergency procedures in a format suitable to the individual, per-planning emergency evacuation routes.

  • Are you happy that all issues have been covered above?
    If 'no', please make a note below of any additional concerns that you may have.

Tour of the work area/building that you most commonly use.

  • Is the directional and instructional signage adequate and relevant?

  • (if you have a hearing impairment) - are there illuminated alarm devices within the toilet areas that you would use?

  • (if you have a partial mobility or visual impairment) - do you routinely negotiate stair wells and/or lifts?

  • If you use stairs, are the edges of the treads of the stairs adequately identified?

  • If you use lifts, is there easy access/egress from the lift and is the lift easy to operate?

  • If you use a lift, is there an emergency telephone or other communication method installed in the lift?

  • There will be fire doors with self closing devices on your exit routes - are you able to negotiate these doors without too much hindrance?

  • If there are internal or external steps on your exit route, can you negotiate these without too much hindrance?

Summary of arrangements

  • PEEP - summary

  • This PEEP belongs to: (include the staff/student ID number, contact details and the course being studied)

  • Days and times in College

  • I will be informed of an evacuation by:

    Existing alarm
    Visual alarm system
    Buddy/support system
    Other..............

  • The following methods of assistance will be used to help me exit the building in an emergency:

  • The following persons have been designated to provide assistance to help me exit the building in an emergency:

  • The following procedure will be followed: ( from the discovery of a fire - to the alarm activation - to leaving the work area - to arriving at the refuge point or assembly point)

  • The following training/practice requirements have been identified:

  • A copy of my PEEP has been provided to:

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