Jaguar Land Rover at Coventry is a large-scale production plant shipping out luxury vehicles all over the world.
The nature of this site means there is a constant high flow of traffic; not only HGVs bringing in new cars, but also the staff traffic flow. JLR opened a staff car park to help manage the traffic, but this presented new problems. HGVs were getting wedged in the 5m high entrances. Shift workers would attempt short cuts in a haste to get out and in, which was dangerous and also caused some vehicles to get stuck.
We installed a traffic safety and flow system that helped the logistics of the traffic and, most importantly, made the car park area safe. Height clatter bars – so vehicles can ‘hear’ the danger before the inevitable happens – has been a brilliant resolution and prevented any further incidents. Tyre spikes enforced a one-way system and prevented the short cuts, which was previously causing dangerous traffic scenarios. We also implemented column protections to prevent vehicle damage.
Now, at JLR, Solihull, there is an enforced one-way traffic system, with multiple safety features that has prevented accidents and damage to vehicle, whilst ensuring a holistic (and not chaotic) traffic flow.