Archive for May, 2014

Lockers for Education

May 8th, 2014

Lockers form an integral part of the educational environment, they are in every building and used in every way possible. If they are not in each classroom, they are certainly either right outside the classroom door or in an accessible annex to be used by the nearest pupils. Lockers are used by the staff themselves for their own personal items, usually away from the general public areas. Lockers are near classrooms for everyday books and supplies, they are in sports changing rooms, they are also in areas such as cleaners cupboards, keeping harmful cleansing supplies away from harms reach.

Lockers in schools take various forms depending on the individual school but generally follow a certain set of criteria. The lockers have enough space to store all the books and stationery as well as space for a kitbag. Most lockers are now manufactured from steel components and are either riveted or welded together. Most lockers supplied to schools and universities have key locks. Hasp & Staple locks are also used, allowing the pupil to bring their own padlock for locking the locker. For younger and nursery aged pupils, security tends to be more of a hindrance than security. In this instance the lockers are not fitted with a lock and can be supplied without a locking mechanism or can be supplied with a hasp lock for use without a padlock. Lockers supplied to reception areas and for the use of visitors, particularly at Universities and Colleges, are supplied with coin operated locking mechanisms, allowing short term visitors to secure their belongings during their visit. See School Lockers for more information and pricing.

Lockers for younger pupils tend to be smaller too. The majority of lockers are 1800mm high overall and can contain up to six individually lockable compartments. In this instance the smallest locker in a column of compartments would be approximately 300mm high. For smaller pupils, a smaller locker is available which is approximately 1300-1400mm in height overall and can have up to three compartments within, each compartment no more than 450mm in height. This tends to be the most used option when installed in primary and nursery schools.

Most lockers used in schools are for internal environments, however, with school pupils being encouraged to cycle to school, lockers for outdoor environments are required. Locker Selector offers are concise range of plastic constructed lockers specifically for use outdoors. See Plastic lockers for further information and pricing. Along with lockers for personal items, we are also offering cycle lockers suitable for the storage of individual cycles. See Cycle Lockers.

Our range available for use within the Education Sector is vast. We can also supply wet area lockers for use within humid and damp environments; cloakroom bench seating for locker changing rooms; perforated door lockers for sports changing rooms to allow airflow through each locker, in addition to providing a layout design and site assessment service to ensure each application is provided with the best layout design.

Industrial Locker room for your staff

May 6th, 2014

At the heart of most industrial and manufacturing operations are the workforce required to complete the many labour intensive tasks. One of the facilities required to accommodate staff and included in the welfare and restroom facilities are the staff lockers used for storage of personal items for security purposes. MOst Locker rooms are equipped with the latest storage lockers to accommodate the individual requirements of the workforce that will use them. Locker Selector, based in the UK, provides employers with the storage lockers and changing room equipment normally found in such environments.

Industrial locker rooms are usually laid out to make the best out of the given space available, but do not always have enough space. At Locker Selector, we are faced with this situation 99 times out of 100. Space is always a factor, we have a wide range of options for just those purposes, Storage Lockers which been developed and redeveloped over the past 25 years to produce a storage based product which meets the needs of the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

The Options:

The standard requirement is for a locker user to have space to hang their clothes and store personal items and footwear. For most cases, a single door locker is required, which has storage space at the top of the locker and a long storage space for hanging garments and a space which will also allow for the users own footwear to be stored in the base of the locker. A single compartment locker!

A second requirement would be that the user is required to store their industrial workwear in the same locker as their own clothes. So, in simple terms, they need to store their clean clothes and their dirty clothes. They will also be required to store clean and dirty footwear and certainly some personal items, such as a bunch of keys, a wallet, a phone etc as well. The Clean & Dirty Locker.

An optional requirement to the standard would be a space related issue, whereby the locker areas are not large enough. The lockers would need to be smaller to accommodate the number of workers. For a situation where full length hanging is required and a single compartment locker is not feasible, we have two options. Two slimline single compartment lockers are provided as a single unit: The Twin Locker! As an extension to this, we have developed a locker which allows for a three quarter length hanging compartment as well as a full width personal effects compartment. The 2-Person Locker!

Sometimes, it is just as effective to increase the number of compartments in the height and for sure, provides for a more cost effective option, but there is a compromise.The Two Compartment Locker!

Lockers with more compartments in the height have less space per compartment and have less features. For example, the ability to hang items such as jackets or other garments within a locker is restricted to single and two compartment lockers. With three or more compartments in the height, the amount of space is restricted further. Hanging rails can only be fitted to single and two compartment lockers.

Keeping the locking system as simple as possible is usually (or can be) the most critical part of an industrial locker room installation. Key locks or Hasp and Staple locks for padlocks are the better ways to keep things simple. Combination locks are available and a certain situations can work. Unfortunately, there is only really one combination lock which works best for situations where agency staff are used on a frequent shift by shift basis, with lockers being emptied at the end of each shift.

Additional items such as locker room bench seating can also be supplied, depending on space, with the range of product options available to view here.