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Fire Safety

To ensure that staff, students and visitors are protected from the risks from fires whilst on our premises, and to comply with the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005, the University has detailed management systems in place to manage the risks from fire.

This site contains information about our fire risk assessment process, evacuation plans for each building, and also information about Deaf Alerters and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP's). I

Further information about how we manage fire safety can be found in the following documents:

Each of our buildings is subjected to a detailed fire risk assessment, which identifies how fires might start, what we can do to avoid them and the precautions we need in place to ensure everyone can evacuate safely in the event of an emergency.

If you require a copy of the fire risk assessment, please contact the Safety/Fire Safety Officer to request a copy.

The University has installed a Deaf Alerter system, which enables deaf people to be made aware of an emergency evacuation situation when on University premises. The system requires the individual to wear a small pager, which receives a radio signal transmitted when the emergency alarm is activated.

If you think you might benefit from using this equipment, the following information will be useful.

Units can be obtained in consultation with your Accommodation Site Manager.

Units can be obtained through the Equality and Diversity Office. Please make an appointment to discuss you needs through the email: Disability & Learner Support

Units can be obtained from Health, Safety and Wellbeing. Please make an appointment to discuss your needs through the helpdesk email:

Visitors to events, conferences, etc. within the University can obtain units from the Conference Office. Units should be booked in advance wherever possible to ensure availability, via email:

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) are usually drawn up where an individual may have difficulty evacuating the building on their own. They may be developed where assistance is needed temporarily, for example following an operation or accident, or where an individual has a permanent disability.

The purpose of a PEEP is to outline the emergency action to be taken by the PEEP Owner and the support that will be provided to them.

PEEPs can be developed using the PEEP template, with support from the Building Controller and Health, Safety and Wellbeing.