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Home Office Consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

Wednesday 9th June 2021
The Government has launched a new consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (“PEEPs”) in high-rise residential buildings.

Information from Fire Sector Federation (FSF) originally published 08/06/2021

The Government has launched on 8 June 2021 a new consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (“PEEPs”) in high-rise residential buildings which seeks views on implementing the relevant Grenfell Inquiry’s recommendations. The consultation will be open for a period of six weeks, from 8th June to 19th July 2021.

They would like to encourage you to respond to and to raise awareness of the new consultation a copy of which is available at Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Alongside the consultation, Home Office are also holding workshops and would very much like to hear from you and others during the consultation period.

In line with the current Government guidance for social distancing, these will be virtual meetings and will take place on Microsoft Teams.  Please note on the following dates and times:

  • 15 June, 14:30 to 16:30
  • 24 June, 10:00 to 12:00
  • 30 June, 14:30 to 16:30
  • 8 July, 10:00 to 12:00

Formal invites will be offered.

The statement accompanying the notification states “You are welcome to attend one or more of the workshops.  Please do get in touch with us if you need additional information. Our promise as a Government is to work together to ensure that no such tragedy can ever be allowed to happen again. Getting this right is our priority. We hope this consultation and the workshops planned will give you the opportunity to inform our final decisions and we encourage you to participate in this process. Further information about the consultation on the PEEPs in high-rise residential buildings and its supporting documents is available online at Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Again, we very much welcome your views and encourage you to respond to the consultation.”  

Contact Darren Laffey Public Safety Group’s Priority Posting Team Assigned in the Fire Safety Unit Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

Source: https://www.firesectorfederation.co.uk/home-office-consultation-on-personal-emergency-evacuation-plans/

Additional Information (Update 09/06/2021)

As you will be aware the Government launched a new consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (“PEEPs”) in high-rise residential buildings on 8 June which will run until 19 July 2021.

We are holding workshops while the consultation is open and would welcome your attendance, as an opportunity to discuss the proposals, seek any clarifications and offer views. You or your organisation are encouraged to attend any of these meetings: each meeting will follow a similar format starting with a short presentation before opening up for discussion.

Further details on the background to these proposals, the actual proposals, and other supporting consultation documents are available at: Fire safety in the workplace: Fire safety and evacuation plans - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

We have made arrangements for these meetings to take place virtually on Microsoft Teams. Details of the dates and the link to each of the Microsoft Teams follows:

 

15 June, 14:30 to 16:30

Microsoft Team link: Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device

547874328@t.plcm.vc

Video Conference ID: 122 086 305 1

 

24 June, 10:00 – 12:00

Microsoft Team link: Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device

547874328@t.plcm.vc

Video Conference ID: 125 806 516 3

 

30 June – 14:30 – 16:30

Microsoft Team link: Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device

547874328@t.plcm.vc

Video Conference ID: 124 351 099 5

 

8 July – 10:00 to 12:00

Microsoft Team link: Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device

547874328@t.plcm.vc

Video Conference ID: 125 567 544 4

 

We hope to meet with all or as many representatives as possible, and again, we very much welcome your views and encourage you to respond to the consultation at Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Please do get in touch if you need additional information.

We look forward to meeting you at our workshop sessions.

Darren Laffey