With any building, whether it’s a residential property, a hotel, a school, a commercial or industrial property, whatever its use, health and safety is always a top priority. And when it comes to the evacuation procedure you need to ensure that everyone has been accounted for, particularly any employees or residents who suffer from mobility problems and who will need assistance upon evacuation.
Any disabled resident or employee needs a PEEP in place so both parties can be confident that they can be evacuated safely in the case of an emergency. A PEEP is known as a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan and it outlines the plan of action for evacuating each area of the building.
Things to Consider When Implementing a PEEP:
• The disabled person(s) should be involved in all stages of the development of the PEEP as well as any necessary reviews
• Make sure you’re looking at the person not the disability; each person is different with different needs and requirements.
• In the event of an evacuation you must always ask, never assume what help the person may need. They understand the nature of the impairment and the effects it has on their lives better than anyone.
Here at K5 we can offer you professional advice on the evacuation procedure within your building as well as providing you with any necessary evacuation equipment you may need. We also provide excellent training programs to ensure you and your staff are 100% confident in the use of the equipment.
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