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Disabled Refugesimage of disabled refuge

 

Disabled refuges (Temporary Waiting Spaces) are located at:
Craiglockhart : Merchiston : Sighthill 


Disabled refuge areas have been provided at Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill to assist anyone who may need assistance in an emergency evacuation and cannot immediately exit the building.  

 

These areas are contained within parts of the building that will provide comparative safety for a period of not less than 30 minutes and are easily recognisable by specific signs.

 

Disabled refuges at Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill Campuses have been fitted with a with a two-way communication system.

 

Disabled refuges at Sighthill are identified by signage "Temporary Waiting Space"

 

 

**Students, staff or visitors who may need assistance in an emergency evacuation should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) drawn up and have the responsibility to inform the School/Service of their requirements. Schools / Services are responsible for ensuring any persons within their area who require assistance to evacuate a building in an emergency have a PEEP drawn up.** 

 

Students requiring assistance in an emergency evacuation should arrange a PEEP through their disability contact/Disability & Inclusion Team

Staff requiring assistance in an emergency evacuation should arrange a PEEP through the Health & Safety Office

 

 

Procedure for use of disabled refuges

 Procedure for the use of disabled refuges​ 

 

Location of disabled refuges

  List of Disabled Refuges

 

 

Campuses without disabled refuges

Students, staff or visitors who may need assistance in an emergency evacuation should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) drawn up and have the responsibility to inform the School/Service of their requirements.

 

 

 Further information on PEEPs