Fire Safety Unit

Assisted Evacuation

Guidance for the emergency evacuation of people requiring assistance from University buildings.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all people who use or visit its buildings, are able to evacuate safely in an emergency.  Individuals who would need assistance to evacuate may require a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP).

The information on this page covers the PEEP process, associated roles and responsibilities, as well as the University's provisions for assisted evacuation which incudes Temporary Waiting Spaces and Recovery Teams.

Guidance, flow charts and videos

In depth guidance, flow charts and video on the PEEP process and arrangements


Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan templates for students, staff and visitors

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of those involved in Assisted Evacuation, including the development and implementation a PEEP

Temporary Waiting Spaces (Refuge Space)

Information on Temporary Waiting Spaces

Response Teams

Campus specific Response Team arrangements

General guidance on evacuation methods

General guidance for staff and students on evacuation methods