Car park safety audits

Whilst off-street car parks are generally low speed environments, accidents and injuries can occur. A car park safety audit is a practical way to assess the perceived safety of your parking facility. The findings from a safety audit can include recommendations to address areas within the car park that may impact on driver and pedestrian safety. A car park safety audit can be invaluable in identifying areas that can influence a customers’ perception of safety versus their actual experience. Areas identified may not comply with Australian Standards and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws.

Protecting your business and the people who use it

Typical issues reviewed in a car park safety audit include (but are not limited to):

  • Treatment of pedestrian and vehicle conflicts points unique to warehouse and loading docks
  • Regulatory signage and pavement markings
  • Speed calming devices
  • Car park design Standards
  • Loading bay safety assessment
  • Design affecting ingress / egress, vehicle circulation and traffic flow
  • Segregation of pedestrians from moving vehicles and provision of driver safety zones within loading docks
  • Identification of issues affecting pedestrian and vehicle safety with risk rating
  • Provision of adequate sight distances throughout parking facilities
  • Provisions for elderly or disabled persons consistent with DDA Standards and guidelines
  • Lighting and security (active and passive) linked to safety perception

IPS can assist clients to address Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) issued by WorkSafe for non-compliance with OHS guidelines that relate to traffic management.

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