PEEPS for Professionals

PEEPs for Professionals and Practical PEEPs

TripleAconsult developed this unique and highly praised course which was evaluated and accredited by the Institute if Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) and the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE).

The two day course covers legal obligations in detail for disabled and non-disabled people; where to find guidance and assistance; the impact of impairment & the built environment on emergency planning; achieving effective, organisational wide, strategic solutions within tight budgets; the implementation of PEEPs processes and training programmes.

Over the past ten years, our courses have been delivered to Fire and Rescue Services, private and public organisations, commercial companies and social housing organisations.

course outcomes

The course equips delegates with knowledge of The Law, its implications, the impact of barriers on the evacuation of disabled people and how to implement effective means of escape for disabled people.

who should attend?

This two-day non-residential course is essential for Property, Facilities and Fire Safety Managers who are responsible for the enforcement and implementation of Fire Safety under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) Order 2005 in complex enivironments such as multiple property portfolios.

course programme

Day 1: Legal implications, Enforcement & Disability

  • United Nations Legislation & The Equality Act 2010
  • Health & Safety at Work Regulations & The Housing Act
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (and regional legislation)
  • Building Regulations – Parts B & M
  • British Standards – BS9999:2008; BS9991:2015; BS8300:2009
  • Enforcement & Penalties for Non-compliance
  • Why is equality important
  • defining disability and models of disability
  • Understanding user needs, etiquette and language
  • An insight into disability & the impact of specific impairments on evacuation
  • Adjusting environments to comply with Fire Safety
  • How to identify the most appropriate assisted escape devices
  • Practical session on use of an evac chair and ski pad
  • Fire Safety systems for disabled people

Day 2: Effective PEEPs Planning

  • Practical sessions on Organisational Evacuation Strategies & PEEPs planning
  • Developing the strategy – worked examples
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Planning
  • How to develop a PEEP
  • Delegates are given access to online resource centre & electronic PEEPs templates post-course 

Practical PEEPS Background Information

course outcomes:

To equip delegates with the knowledge of their responsibilities under the Law, its implications and a high level overview of the impact of evacuation on disabled and vulnerable people.

who should attend?

All those responsible for asessing individuals and preparation of their PEEPs within an existing PEEPs structure

course programme:

  • Overview of relevant legislation
  • Why is equality important
  • Defining disability and models of disability
  • Understanding user needs, etiquette and language
  • The impact of specific impairments on evacuation
  • Identifying barriers to effective vacuation
  • Adjusting environments to comply with Fire Safety
  • How to identify the most appropriate assisted escape devices
  • Fire Safety systems for disabled people
  • How to develop a PEEP
  • Delegates are given access to electronic PEEPs templates