Renfrewshire Council

New emergency evacuation procedure

With more colleagues working flexibly and splitting their time between working at home and at Renfrewshire House, we've made an important change to our emergency evacuation procedure.

From 1 July 2023, we will no longer have dedicated fire wardens, and all colleagues who use Renfrewshire House must complete the new evacuation assistant training module on iLearn, so that everyone is familiar with what to do in case of a fire alarm or evacuation.

Please complete the training module by Thursday 31 August at the latest, as it's everyone's responsibility to know what to do in case of a fire alarm activation and evacuation.

Role of evacuation assistant

The role of an evacuation assistant has responsibilities which ensure that everyone can be evacuated from Renfrewshire House quickly and safely.

The training module outlines this in more detail, however, the duties you would be expected to complete include:

  • Familiarise yourself with the area floor plate and nearest exits
  • Make sure that your floor is cleared, this includes checking toilets, kitchens and meeting rooms, and everyone is following the correct process
  • Are aware of and support anyone with a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP) if required
  • Support facilities management and health and safety colleagues by reporting if anyone is waiting in the building
  • Attend training and debriefing sessions as required.

If you have any questions or anything is unclear, please speak with your manager or contact

Published on Friday 7 July 2023