Lockers come in a variety of styles and sizes, ranging from a single box locker cube to a larger gear locker. This guide will provide the basic information to help identify the different parts of a locker and details to consider.
Selecting a Locker
1. How many locker openings are required. Determine the number of people that need a locker. Single- and three-wide models are available. Some manufacturers offer a starter and add-on style of locker. Also, consider the amount of space available for installation.
2. Locker opening size needed. Consider what will be stored in the lockers. 1-tier through 6-tier offer a variety of overall opening dimensions for storage space. A 1-tier locker may be used for full-length uniforms and coats; a 6-tier may be used to secure purses and lunch boxes.
3. Style of locker. Once the size needed is determined the other factors may influence your decision. Do the lockers need to be ventilated for visibility or air circulation? (Ventilated Lockers) Is corrosion-resistance needed? (Plastic or Galvanized Lockers) Various handles are available in some styles, most offer the ability to use your own padlock, but a mounted combination lock, or keyed lock may be preferred.
4. Installation. Lockers are available as unassembled, set-up and all-welded. Time and ease of installation may determine what is best for you.
Locker accessories available include:
Different Types of Handles – Padlock hasp/pull with padlock, Recessed handle with combination lock or Padlock hasp/pull with keyed lock.
Base Plates – for enclosing the opening between legs of lockers
Sloping Tops – for keeping items off tops of lockers
End Panels – some styles require end panels to finish off sections of lockers
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