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Quick ways to improve your Staff Car Park

There is no doubt that having a staff car park at business premises is a great benefit. It provides a secure place for your employees to park their cars during business hours and can help to ensure everyone is on time, as they don’t have to search for a parking space every day.

But if you find that sometimes the car park gets too busy, or you need a way to improve the flow of traffic while making your car park safer, then keep reading our handy guide to solutions that will help.

Speed Bumps

5mph Modular Speed Bumps - 70mm Height

Used to calm down the flow of traffic and decrease the average speed at which cars pass through, speed bumps can reduce accidents and near-misses.

Where can speed bumps be used?

Speed bumps can be used anywhere from public road to  entrances, exits and car parks. However there are guidelines on which type of speed bumps can be used where.

For example, 10mph and 15mph modular speed bumps can be used on public roads but 5mph ones are unsuitable and can only be used in car parks. This is because they slow down traffic too much and are consider unsafe on highways and public roads.

How far apart should speed bumps be placed?

As a general rule, speed bumps can be placed anywhere from 20 metres apart to 150 metres apart. Most car parks go for a number in the middle and place speed bumps around 70 metres apart to reduce traffic speed safely. 

Rubber wheel stops

90cm Long Rubber Wheel Stops - Black / Yellow

Rubber wheel stops create a barrier that allows cars to park up safely against them. They can prevent over-shooting ,which reduces the number (and severity) of accidents that happen within the car park.

Rubber wheel stops are also used to guide drivers into challenging parking spots to ensure they don’t park too close to a kerb or pedestrian walkway. 

Where can rubber wheel stops be used?

These versatile parking aids can be used in a wide variety of situations, ranging from home garages to commercial car parks and airports.

How are rubber wheel stops installed?

Before installation, we recommend placing the rubber wheel stops where you would like them to go, just to establish if they are located the optimum distance from each other or from any obstacles. Of course the distance found between each rubber wheel stop depends on how big your car park is, and the average size of cars/trucks being parked on a daily basis.

Once you are happy with the placement, use the fixing bolt supplied to quickly and easily install them in the ground. 

Car Park Barriers

Pivot Post Car Park Height Restriction Barrier

Helping you to control who can come in and out, barriers create a great security system for your car park. They can restrict entry for vehicles over a certain width or height, for example.

Car park barriers are made with a highly reflective coating and are designed to be highly visible, making them safe and easy to use.

What are the benefits of using car park barriers?

Aside from restricting unwanted visitors, car park barriers can help you reduce costs by eliminating the need to employ extra staff to patrol entry points. They can also prevent parking overflow and having too many cars on your premises, as well as stopping people from using your car park as a shortcut to get to their destination.

How are car park barriers installed?

This depends on the type of car park barrier you choose. Some are bolted into the ground using their supplied fixings and operate by using a rising arm to allow access into the car park. Others are hung from the ceiling to stop vehicles over a certain height from entering.

No matter which barrier you choose, they are all simple and easy to install, helping you take one step closer to a safe and highly practical car park.

See our full range of Traffic Barriers for more car park and impact protection products.



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