Wayfinding and Traffic

Our society revolves around mobility, movement of people and equipment. Movement is all around us and we are continuously part of it. We are part of traffic flows, all heading towards a destination. At work, too, there are these traffic flows, and there are destinations to be reached. The nature of the equipment of differ, from cyclists to forklifts and even tankers with chemicals. In order for all these movements to run smoothly and efficiently but above all safely, a good wayfinding structure is needed in the first place. The wayfinding can then be dressed up with markings to control traffic flows, followed by road safety signs and clear wayfinding to the various destinations.

“Where the use and equipment of rooms so requires for the protection of workers, traffic routes must be clearly identified” – European Directive 89/654/EEC

Read more about the European Directive 89/654/EEC

Planning routes with (traffic) plans

Wayfinding, floor markings and traffic furniture and auxiliary equipment can contribute optimally if they are positioned correctly. A traffic plan is drawn up as a basis for this. The traffic plan is the blueprint of a system that guides the traffic flows in the planned manner to the various destinations.  Engineers from Blomsma Signs & Safety use their expertise of routing, safety signage and international standards for signage such as ISO 28564 to put together a plan. Here we also look at identification of final destinations such as building codes, Jetty numbering and unloading bay identification markings. Signage and markings are supplemented when relevant with barriers, clearance portals and barriers. Our disciplines range from complex industrial sites, to storage sheds and even marine installations.