The Government opened a consultation in England on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) on 8th June 2021 to seek views on implementing the Grenfell Inquiry’s recommendations in relation to PEEPs in high-rise residential buildings. This is part of the Governments wider commitment and part of a series of measures to implement the inquiry's recommendations, including the development of the Building Safety Bill and the remediation programme supported by a £5 billion investment in building safety to fund the replacement of unsafe cladding.

This consultation follows the 2020 Fire Safety Consultation which made proposals to:

  • Strengthen the Fire Safety Order and improve compliance with it in all regulated premises
  • To implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report recommendations that require a change in the law
  • To improve the effectiveness of consultation between Building Control Bodies and Fire and Rescue Authorities on planning for building work and the arrangements for the handover of fire safety information. Details of this consultation can be found here.

The Governments consultation document can be viewed here.

The ANUK/Unipol National Codes have submitted a response to the consultation, which can be found here.