Quality & Safety Aspects
Our parking facilities are safe on every level
Quality parking facilities do not just provide space to park your car. We also ensure that our customers feel safe and secure when leaving or entering the parking facility on foot.
Are Q-Park parking facilities safe for pedestrians?
We recognise that pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of parking facilities. To enhance safety, we use clear floor markings for pedestrians and we create clear lines of sight ensuring that structural elements do not obscure visibility.
We make the routes to and from parked cars as short and clear as possible, and we design the main traffic flows for pedestrians and cars so they hardly have to cross. We also design floor connections as level as possible, avoiding thresholds wherever we can.
Figure 1 - Enhanced pedestrian safety with clear floor markings, clear lines of sight and level floor connections.
Are they safe from crime?
We take crime prevention extremely seriously. We use glass doors, walls and elevators, and open concepts with clear, bright lighting rather than walls that block visibility. Our main pedestrian access points – from the parking floors and from the outside – are as visible and transparent as possible. We strive to eliminate areas in which people could conceal themselves and we install CCTV at strategic locations.
Figure 2 - Open concepts with glass doors and walls, as transparant as possible.
Are they safe from incidents?
- We seek to prevent tire damage with angled curbstones at access and exit areas.
- We want to have sufficient space between the barrier and the street for pedestrian safety.
- With shunt fan-ventilation systems, we extract carbon monoxide and exhaust fumes.
In the unlikely event of fire, our access shutters and gates close automatically while our exits open. Our smoke extraction equipment creates safer escape routes for customers while ensuring a safer working environment for fire fighters.
In addition, our prevention measures mean that fire compartment partition walls with complex fire shutters are not necessary, again focussing on clear lines of sight.
Figure 3 - Angled curbstones to prevent tire damage.