Physical and sensory difficulties
Safety and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
Assistance with emergency evacuation
Your safety is paramount and there are a number of measures that the University has in place to ensure you remain safe during your stay with us.
If your disability restricts you from evacuating a building safely, we need to ensure appropriate provisions are made for you. You may therefore require a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP). We will work with you to develop a PEEP that is bespoke to your needs.
At the time of an evacuation if you have a disability that may affect your ability to evacuate down stairs safely, the most appropriate and safe place for you will be a ‘Safe Refuge’.
Activity 1: Safe Refuge – an overview of communication in a safe refuge
Please become familiar with how the communication operates within a safe refuge. You may wish to download the handy version of Emergency Refuges Wallet Card (Word 496KB) and keep it in your wallet. Alternatively, the brief instructions are as follows:
The location of the refuge is automatically identified to others when the Call Button is pressed. The communication panel will only be active during a fire alarm.
- during a fire alarm the green lights around the Call Button will flash until the Call Button is pressed
- to initiate communication: press the Call Button once and release – the lights will revert to ON continuously and a call tone may be heard
- a member of the Security Team will answer the call
- to respond: press and hold the Call Button
- to listen to Security: release the Call Button
Activity 2: Halls fire safety video
Please take 5-6 minutes to watch the fire safety video.
Activity 3: Personal safety on and off campus
To help us remain safe in public spaces we all need to take responsibility for our personal safety. Here’s some tips to consider:
- always plan how you are going to get home – check times of last train or bus
- don’t walk home alone – stay safe and stick with friends if at all possible or get a taxi
- always try to walk facing the traffic and remain alert of your surroundings; phones and music can easily distract
- always carry the phone number of a trusted, licensed taxi or minicab company
- consider getting a personal safety alarm
Please spend a few minutes viewing the University’s safety video below:
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust provides comprehensive online guidance, which includes safety when working alone, student safety and Internet safety – find out more about personal safety.
Find out how to stay safe online by watching this 4-minute video clip produced by Jisc TechDis
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