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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.

Must Have Locker Essentials For Surviving High School

September 27th, 2013

Lockers are one thing that the majority of high school students have but almost always take for granted. It’s generally not until after your school days when you realise just how useful the locker that you used as a rubbish bin could have been. If you were unfortunate enough not to have the luxury – yes, it is a luxury – of a locker in high school will know the awful existence that you suffer without one; carrying all of your textbooks around for an entire year is a pain that you don’t want to endure so if you can get a locker, be sure to take one.

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