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Fire Safety – Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

Event/course Code EDU 21/436
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction This course is designed to assist staff to arrange a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for those that require one on your premises.

Under current fire safety legislation it is the obligation of the person(s) having responsibility for the building to provide a fire safety risk assessment that includes an emergency evacuation plan for all people likely to be in the premises, including disabled people, and how that plan will be implemented (HM Government, 2007).

As the responsible person for the building you must:
• Carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
• Tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
• Put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
• Plan for an emergency
• Provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities

Managing those with disabilities, be it permanent or temporary (broken leg or ankle!), is essential in the first few minutes of an evacuation. Where time is critical practitioners must not rely on their best instincts, but instead follow the clear practices each organisation or setting has. To assist practitioners this course will look at setting up and delivering a personal evacuation plan, as well as looking at the various methods of implementing a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP).

Please note the online course and joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the course start time. We recommend that all delegates log in to the session in plenty of time to avoid any technical delays.
Event Content This half day course is designed for responsible persons to manage the Evacuation procedures of persons especially at risk in a fire. Those with mobility issues are generally more at risk and this course helps you set out plans to deal with those risks and help your employees feel safe and secure without being discriminated against.

We advise on what measures must be put in place through our expert knowledge of the regulatory reform (Fire safety) order 2005, Building Regulations Approved Document B (Fire Safety) 2019 edition including 2020 amendments, BS 9999:2017 and equality act 2010. The course would then help them design a specific buddy system with a failsafe in case their buddy is absent on the day of the emergency and instruct them on the level of importance associated with designing PEEP’s and how to specifically implement them in child and non-child environments.

Course content will cover the following:

• Awareness of the hazards in the building and correct signage is displayed
• Safety measures to protect everyone in the building in the case of an emergency
• Actions in the case of an emergency
• Evacuation strategy (with and without those with reduced mobility), premise overview, emergency alarm system overview, training overview

This course is delivered by Siren training highly professional fire safety officers, who not only understand the subject well but have experience in implementing the subject and have seen both bad and good practices during the fire safety auditing processes.
Recent feedback from the course has been as follows:

• Essential training required for me to manage my building
• Help support good planning and risk assessments to ensure buildings and staff are up to date on fire safety procedures
• It has made me more aware of situations that could take place and how to handle them
• It provided extra knowledge on the subject of PEEPs which I will be able to use in practice

It is essential that all candidates have access to adequate IT facilities as well as a good Internet connection. Ideally candidates should sit the course using a laptop or desktop that has a camera and microphone.
Event Learning Outcomes At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

• Analyse where a PEEP is required in their workplaces
• Undertake and complete a PEEP
• Identify suitable equipment to assist individuals with mobility problems
• Explain how they intend to introduce a ‘buddy system’ where appropriate
• Explore the importance of completing PEEPs
• Recognise the significance for primary and secondary school environments
• Describe the importance for workplaces such as offices, libraries, youth centres, nurseries, etc
Trainers Mat Walters
Expiry Date Saturday 1 February 2025
Course categories Health and Safety
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs Yes 5 - 7 yrs Yes 7 - 11 yrs Yes 11 - 19 yrs Yes 19+ yrs No 
Event/course administrator Workforce Development (training@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 1 February 202209:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A