A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) creates a strategy for the safe evacuation of a person, student or staff, with a disability that may inhibit their ability to escape from a building. The person should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to cover evacuation from all buildings that they might be expected to use. This applies to all forms of disability whether permanent or temporary. If you do not have a PEEP and you are a regular user of the National Oceanographic Library you are advised to contact the Library who will liaise with your Academic Unit and the NOC Health and Safety Advisor to arrange a PEEP to be developed with your agreement, and to discuss any other needs you may have.
In many cases, people with mobility or other impairment are able to self-evacuate from a building without any additional assistance and should therefore follow the general emergency evacuation procedures.
The following advice is based on assessments made of accessibility and egress in times of emergency. If you have a PEEP use it. If not, follow advice below, which is specific to wheelchair users and other disabled persons and is at variance to the instructions given to other members of staff and students. The advice is given as;
Your Emergency Escape Plan
This plan is for anyone who cannot manage stairs, and will require assisted escape. Anyone with vision/hearing impairment should always be accompanied by an assistant (buddy system).
Note: if you use a wheelchair, you must be able to self transfer from your chair to the evacuation chair. NOCS Security staff are not trained to lift people. If that is not the case then please contact Reception for further advice.
The above information is given to wheelchair users in order that they are aware of the procedures to be followed.