Did you know that the government is currently carrying out a consultation exercise relating to personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs)?

A personal emergency evacuation plan is a bespoke plan for people who cannot evacuate unaided in an emergency.

The government is currently seeking views on new proposals to implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations, which relates specifically to personal emergency evacuation plans in high-rise residential buildings.

The proposals will require a change in law, placing new requirements on the ‘responsible person’ (owners or managers of multi-occupied high-rise buildings). The government proposes that the responsible person for a high-rise residential building carry out a PEEP for every resident who needs one.

This consultation is part of the government’s package of reforms to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay or work.

The government wants to make sure that the voice of residents and those likely to be affected by the proposals are heard. Have your say, click here to access the documents supporting this consultation, and participate in this survey Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The consultation closes on 19 July at 11.45pm.