Let’s curb carpark blunders for everyone’s safety

Recently there has been an increase in unsafe driving and poor parking behaviours in our employee carparks. While some behaviours inconvenience other carpark users, others have resulted in safety issues leading to harm.

Recent incidents include an employee being knocked over by a vehicle and a near-miss of a member of the public on the footpath crossing a carpark exit. Such incidents are avoidable by maintaining a safe driving speed and being aware of our surroundings.

In addition to driving incidents we are seeing people parking outside designated parking bays, which can block clear lines of sight for other drivers and pedestrians, creating additional risk.

As an organisation that provides for the health and wellbeing of our community, we need to ensure our care extends beyond the doors of our sites.

What can you do?

Here are some things you can do to help keep people safe and our carparks operating efficiently for all users:

  • maintain a safe driving speed no greater than indicated by local signage.
  • follow directional lane markings, including one-way up/down ramps in multi-deck carparks.
  • park in designated parking bays only (not on garden beds, median strips, NO PARKING or NO STOPPING zones, or crosshatched areas). Do not move bollards or barrier tape to park on garden beds or concrete strips.
  • check carefully for pedestrians when entering and exiting carparks.

Carparks are regularly monitored with parking infringement notices issued to vehicles parked illegally.

If you have questions about safe carpark use, please contact your Site Manager.


Approved by Katrina Nankervis, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery

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